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Mokane braces for possible flooding

Mokane braces for possible flooding

June 8th, 2011 in News

A SUV drives past pools of stagnant water on HWY 94 near Route O in Mokane during a previous year's flooding.

Photo by (FULTON SUN/file photo)

The usual discussion topics of sewer bills and financial reports were pushed to the side by more pressing concerns as the local water co-operative and city council talked about impending flooding on the Missouri River during their regular meetings Monday night.

With the Army Corps of Engineers releasing record amounts of water from upstream dams because of heavy spring rains further north and water levels predicted to be as high or higher than the devastating floods of 1993, Mokane's leaders debated what - if anything - they can do to prepare.