Friday, July 1, 2011

Iowa levee breach helps communities downstream

ROCK PORT, MO (KXCV) - Thursday morning’s levee breach at Percival, Iowa has actually helped flooded communities downstream.

Mark Manchester is the deputy emergency manager at Atchison County in Rock Port, Missouri- about 30 miles south of the levee failure.

He says several communities south of the breach have noticed flood waters dropping.

"The gauge at Nebraska City has dropped 6 to 8 inches in approximately 5 hours and the Brownville gauge hasn’t dropped near that much but you can see it looked like it was starting to turn down a little bit so it’s not going to be a huge break for us but anything that we can get we’ll take right now," Manchester said.

Baring any unexpected rain, flood levels on the Missouri are expected to remain lower than they have been for the next 4 or 5 days.

Kirk Wayman, KXCV


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