Flood warnings issued for local rivers

Malik Henry, Landon Bernskoetter, and Cameron Gerber/Clarion News staff

Remnants of prior flooding along the Moreau River at the U.S. 50 bridge near Walmart in Jefferson City. More flooding is expected this weekend. March 27, 2019. (Photo by Clarion News staff)

JEFFERSON CITY – More rain, more flooding. That’s the gist of a significant late-week rain event that will impact area rivers already swollen from upstream precipitation and melting snow.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Tuesday issued numerous flood warnings and advisories for the Missouri River at Jefferson City and the Osage River at the Mari-Osa campground at the U.S. 50 bridge near the Cole-Osage county line.

Prior flooding along the Moreau River at U.S. 50 is expected to rise as precipitation enters the area on Thursday. March 27, 2019. (Photo by Clarion News staff)

The warnings/advisories are based on expected river crests due to upstream action and rain forecasted through the weekend. Many area tributaries – including the Moreau River – may rise near flood stage during the next few days. If the anticipated heavy rains enter the area, the Moreau River may rise by at least 10 feet by Saturday afternoon.

The Missouri River is expected to rise to about 26 feet on Saturday, which is within the moderate flooding stage. Residents and property owners affected by flooding should stay tuned to local weather radio stations and the NOAA website.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is forecasting a 10-foot rise this weekend on the Moreau River near Jefferson City due to a forecast of significant precipitation beginning Thursday, March 28, 2019.

(Drone photos/photography by Malik Henry, Landon Bernskoetter, and Cameron Gerber of the Clarion News staff)

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