County delays decision on sandbagging

During previous heavy flooding along the Missouri River, Missouri 94 in Callaway County becomes a road to nowhere when high water covers the roadway. Callaway County officials are making plans to deal with similar severe flooding this summer.

During previous heavy flooding along the Missouri River, Missouri 94 in Callaway County becomes a road to nowhere when high water covers the roadway. Callaway County officials are making plans to deal with similar severe flooding this summer. (FULTON SUN file photo)

A plan to begin filling sandbags to help protect Callaway County homes and buildings from the rising Missouri River was postponed Tuesday after a flood stage crest prediction was lowered.

Flood stage on the Missouri River at Jefferson City is 23 feet. On Tuesday the river level was up to 24.92 feet. It is expected to hit 28.8 feet at 7 p.m. Friday. But instead of continuing to rise, the river is predicted to remain at that level until 7 a.m. Saturday and fall to 28.7 feet at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

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