Missouri River at Hermann forecast to crest at near flood stage
By staff writer
Between the recent rain and the snow melt, this area has seen a lot precipitation in a short amount of time.
Many river communities on the Missouri River, including Hermann, are now under a flood warning as the water begins its slow rise above flood stage.
The river at Hermann saw a rapid rise from last Thursday when it was just over 5 feet. It was at19.3t feet on Monday evening at 8:30 and heading for a crest of near flood stage, 21 feet, on Wednesday.
The Missouri River at Gasconade is supposed to crest at 23.6 feet sometime on Wednesday, March 13.
Local road crews said it was too much for some creeks and small streams to handle. State officals said the ground was just too dry to soak up all the recent rain and snowmelt.
On a good note, those recent rains and snowstorms have eased the grip of the worst U.S. drought in decades in portions of the nation’s midsection. The spring flooding could delay the fast-approaching spring planting season.
The National Weather Service is forcasting milder later this week, and said Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 68.