Flooding along the Missouri River has prompted officials to issue closures to recreational boating traffic. Click to hear KMZU’s Jillian Molloy talk with State Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Sgt. Jerry Callahan.
Press Release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol:
Colonel Ronald K. Replogle, superintendent, of the Missouri State Highway
Patrol announces that the state of Missouri will issue closures to
recreational boating traffic on the Missouri River in the areas most
affected by high flood water. The Highway Patrol plans to issue
coordinated river closures in conjunction with the United States Coast
Guard as the flood waters move through Missouri. Currently, the Missouri
River is closed to all vessel traffic in the state of Missouri from river
mile 450 near St. Joseph, Missouri, to the Iowa state line. The Missouri
State Highway Patrol will work closely with the United States Coast Guard
to manage the river closures.
For more information on a complete list of United States Coast Guard river
closures and advisories, recreational boaters are encouraged to monitor
marine band channel 16 or 22A for broadcast notices to mariners for updates
to operating restrictions. Also the public may view notices on the