(file photo) UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Army Corps Prepares for Potential Levee Trouble

Near the end of the wettest June on record in St. Louis, Hunn is monitoring river levels with a wary eye on some of the lesser levees that protect farms and towns, from St. Charles to Clarksville.


A half mile of asphalt road on Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is shown devastated by recent flooding when the area’s Missouri River levee was breached last week.  Except for the visitor center, Columbia Bottom is closed until further notice.

Columbia Bottom Took On Extensive Flood Damage

The Columbia Bottom area is left severely damaged after a levee breach cause by recent flooding.


Warning sirens blared in West Alton Monday night as 590 residents were advised to evacuate because of a levee breach in northeastern St. Charles County. (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Saturated Levees Creating Unease for Missouri Riverfront Towns

The National Weather Service says there are multiple spots of potential failures along that levee between Portage Des Sioux and West Alton.


Flooding Spring 2013

2 Levees Near Confluence of Missouri, Mississippi Rivers Overtopped

Kuhs and Columbia Bottoms levees protect mostly farmland, conservation areas.


Photo: Berry Nuss/Winfield/Foley Fire Protection District

Levee Breach Near Winfield

Flash flood watch posted



Levee System’s Repair Completion Pushed Back

Officials say the levee should be completed in 2015.


Missouri River Flooding 5, Getty Images, photo by Jamie Squire

Funding Cleared For More Missouri River Levee Repairs

More than two dozen trouble spot need repair work.


Getty/Joe Raedle

Army Corps Awards $888K to Fix NW Missouri Levee

Northwestern Missouri suffered extensive spring and summer flooding in 2011.


Floodwater flows over the Birds Point levee after the Army Corps of Engineers blew a massive hole in it to divert water from the town of Cairo, Illinois May 3, 2011 near Wyatt, Missouri. The diversion flooded about 130,000 acres of Missouri farmland and 100 homes in the state. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and has caused widespread flooding in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Arkansas.  (Photo: Getty/Scott Olson)

Temporary Repairs Of Birds Point Levee Nearly Done

The corps used explosives to breach the levee this spring to ease flooding on the Mississippi River.



UPDATE: Hope Springs Eternal at Birds Point

“Everything’s getting better,” said John Moreton, who said he has planted quite a bit of soybeans.”



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