Flood planning continues

With daily water level checks, plans for sandbagging and sheltering agreements in place, Callaway County Emergency Management Director Michelle Kidwell said the county is as close to being prepared for the looming threat of major flooding along the Missouri River as possible.

“We’re getting a lot of heads-up on this,” she said. “I feel like we’ve had time to prepare.”

Kidwell said that although Callaway has not yet seen the effects of the planned release from the Gavins Point Dam, the Army Corps of Engineers recently told her that the volume of that release has been upped from 150,000 cubic feet per second to 160,000 cubic feet per second.

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