Flood impact varies in county

Flooding starts to become a major problem in Callaway County when the flood stage on the Missouri River at Jefferson City reaches 30 feet, says Callaway County Western District Commissioner Doc Kritzer.

“At 30 feet many of the levees are topped throughout southern Callaway County and that’s when the major problems occur,” Kritzer said.

“The Corps of Engineers sets limits on how high levees can be built,” Kritzer said.

“Flooding along the Missouri River,” Kritzer said, “is important to Callaway County because the entire southern border of the county is the Missouri River.”

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