ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Another unforeseen side-effect of sequestration — river level forecasting is taking a hit as stream gauges get shut down.

Mike Norris with the National Streamflow Information Program says losing these river level monitors presents a potential threat to public safety.

“It just doesn’t get on the radar screen too much,” says Norris. “Until you loose that one screen gauge that is upstream to your house that is used for flood predictions.”

Two gauges in western Missouri have already been disabled due to lack of funding and a third near Boonville will only remain operational until September.


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