Missouri River expected to rise, could threaten Monarch Levee - KMOV.com

Missouri River expected to rise, could threaten Monarch Levee

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By KMOV Web Producer By KMOV Web Producer

(KMOV) – The Missouri River is expected to see an increase in water flowing from the north as reservoirs are swelling the river.

Officials think the rising Missouri River will test the Monarch Levee that protects Chesterfield homes and businesses in Chesterfield Valley from the river, but do not fear a repeat of the Flood of 1993.

The Monarch Levee is seven feet higher and 300 feet wider than it was in 1993.

Computer models have predicted the water at its highest will still be 18 to 19 feet below the top of the levee.

The Missouri River is expected to rise in the St. Louis area later this week from a levee breach that occurred last weekend.

Floodgates at six reservoirs will also open next week and the full impact from the rising Missouri River will occur around June 23.
 

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