Rivers rising in Missouri - KMOV.com

Rivers rising in Missouri

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rivers are rising throughout Missouri, but little significant damage is expected unless more rain falls.

The National Weather Service expects crests by early next week along much of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Jefferson City and Hermann on the Missouri are among the sites expected to get the worst of it, with moderate flooding. Some roads are already closed and thousands of acres of farmland are wet.

The Weather Service on Friday downgraded its crest prediction for Jefferson City by about a foot, to 28.5 feet on Sunday. A levee protects the Jefferson City airport up to 30 feet.

Major flooding is occurring at some smaller rivers, including the Grand and the Blackwater in western Missouri. There were no reports of major damage.

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