Corps: Missouri River flooding shouldn’t impact state
by For the MBJ
Published: June 13,2011
WEST MISSISSIPPI — The latest 28-day forecast from the National Weather Service indicates that Missouri River flooding will not cause additional flooding on the Lower Mississippi River, and will not cause floodwaters to enter the Birds-Point New Madrid Floodway without another significant rain event. This is according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Missouri River flows where the river enters the Upper Mississippi will be approximately 200,000 to 225,000 cubic feet per second for the next 25 days with no additional rains. With the declining flows on the Ohio and Upper Mississippi River, and a 10-13 day travel time from Gavins Point to Cairo, Ill., the projected river levels at Cairo will continue to fall.
The NWS also estimated that to turn Cairo back above flood stage would require a widespread area of five- to seven-inch rains over the lower Missouri, middle Mississippi and or middle/lower Ohio.
Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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