River Levels Still 'Manageable'

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By: wowt Email

The Army Corps of Engineers says levels of the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois rivers remain manageable despite flooding concerns up some of the waterways.

The Corps' outlook offered Friday eased some concerns that any
higher water around the St. Louis region might crimp Fourth of July
weekend boating and camping.

Col. Tom O'Hara is the commander of the Corps' St. Louis
district, and he cautions that water levels remain high throughout
the river system. But he says that - based on National Weather
Service forecasts - the region isn't expected to see major flood
levels, although that assessment could be revisited if more heavy
rains pelt the area.

O'Hara says all of the region's locks and dams are operating.

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