River floods will continue to be a concern in the Missouri River Valley Basin this weekend. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Carroll County Presiding Commissioner Nelson Heil:
Levels Saturday morning at Waverly were 26 feet , and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have predicted that floodwaters would peak at 27 to 31 feet. City levees are capable of handling a water level of 31 feet, according to Heil. “The increased flow from Gavin’s Point should reach this area by the middle of June. When the water is released, it will take about 5 or 6 days to get here. The reports we have at this time indicate a crest of somewhere between 27 and 31 feet at Waverly,” Heil said.
However, Heil is urging residents not to panic. “There’s a forecast out now saying the river will crest at 27 feet Saturday evening and that should last for approximately 24 hours. It will begin falling to about 25 feet by the end of next week.”