Weather Alert

Additional rainfall overnight has increased the risk for flooding in the Fort Leonard Wood area

Additional rainfall overnight has increased the risk for flooding in the Fort Leonard Wood area. The rising creeks and rivers have National Weather Service personnel recalculating their expected water crests for the Roubidoux Creek, Big Piney River, and Gasconade River. The Big Piney at Fort Leonard Wood’s East Gate was under a Flash Flood warning Wednesday afternoon. At 4:30 this morning, the water depth there was 5.08 feet with an 8-foot flood stage. The Big Piney had been expected to crest this evening at slightly above 8 feet. That was revised before last night’s rains to a 7.4-foot crest tomorrow morning at 5 o’clock. The weather bureau is likely to revise that forecasted crest level upward sometime today. The water levels on the Roubidoux Creek are rising sharply this morning, but they’re not close to the flood stages at Plato and Waynesville. So far, there have been no forecasted crests by the weather service. Same thing for the Gasconade River at Hazelgreen and Jerome. Water levels are rising rapidly on the Gasconade, but are far from the flood stage with no forecasted crest. This information should come later in the day.


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