Big Lake Missouri
June 14, 2011 by USA Post
Big Lake Missouri, The Missouri River breached two levees on Monday in cities around the river prepared for the worst of the flooding. A dam in South Dakota has been the release of excess water for weeks reaches a peak on Tuesday. That means more problems for Hamburg, Iowa, and Big Lake, Missouri, two towns near the levees broke on Monday. Many residents in each village were gone. Another dam protects Hamburg, but the Army Corps of Engineers was not sure how well or how long they could sustain. The breaking of the dam 300 feet in Atchison County, Missouri, near Hamburg led to plans to close Interstate 29 in the area. Iowa Department of Transportation officials expect the road to be flooded on Wednesday.
The interstate closure can be extended to Missouri. It has already been closed near Council Bluffs, Iowa A secondary levee in Holt County, near Big Lake, can help keep the water in that area. Monday breach occurred downstream of a recent repair. Violations will not lower the flood level downstream to Kansas City, but is likely to delay the peak, officials of bodies on Monday. Officials expected the high water to take about four days after the release on Tuesday in South Dakota to come to this area.
The releases from Gavins Point Dam will reach to 150,000 cubic feet per second today, more than double the previous record for release in 1997 – due to heavy rains and melting snow in the north.
Outside the Parkville American Legion is a sign that marked the 1993 floods affected. Over 9 feet of water entered the room this year.
“I do not think it will enter the building, but again I thought it would enter the building at 93,” said Terry Brown, the administrator of the building.
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