NEWSMAKER:  5/29 –


With rising water levels, the Missouri River once again threatens those who depend on the levee system.

The latest meeting of the Missouri River Basin Management Team in May indicated the hazard forecast was improving, for most of the Missouri River Basin, except for some portions of Missouri in the lower basin. President of Missouri Levee and Drainage District, Tom Waters, said the soil moisture thru most of the state is still high.

Waters also said that will complicate matters when it comes to flash flooding.

Another problem that has lingered since last year, is the lack of levee preparedness as a good portion of the system still needs repairs.

River Basin Management partner Kevin Low with National Weather Service, predicted minor to moderate level flooding to persist thru the end of July in the eastern portion of the basin, which includes Missouri.