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County creates proactive plan against Missouri River flooding

County creates proactive plan against Missouri River flooding

June 16th, 2011 in News

Callaway County officials Wednesday created an emergency plan to deal with potential flooding along the Missouri River. This photo shows the junction of Route C and Missouri 94 in Mokane under water during Missouri River flooding on Sept. 15, 2008.

Photo by (FULTON SUN file photo)

With the threat of Missouri River flooding looming this summer along Callaway County's southern border, County officials met Wednesday morning to create a proactive plan to help save lives and property of Callaway County residents living along the river.

During Wednesday's meeting of county emergency management officials, it was decided that when the Missouri River flood stage reaches 28 feet in Jefferson City, it will trigger an immediate reaction from Callaway County Road and Bridge crews. They will purchase several truckloads of sand. Pre-selected volunteers will begin filling and stockpiling sandbags that will be sent to Callaway County towns along the Missouri River, including Mokane,