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A blue heron watches for food as it stands in a water-covered gravel road in Hartsburg. Even though the area hasn’t received measurable precipitation for several weeks, seep water is submerging crop land in several areas. Record heat has affected crops as well.

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Flood threat, summer heat hit growers in pocketbook

With the current river level holding steady at about 25 feet, now just 2 feet above flood stage, the idea of an imminent flood threat is out of the minds of many Mid-Missourians.


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