Saturday Morning Flooding Conditions
The flood threat is starting to ease on some stretches of rivers and creeks in the Fort Leonard Wood area this morning.
However, the Big Piney River near Edgar Springs was still rising with the water level measured at 15.03 feet at 5 a-m this morning, which is more than 6 feet above flood level. The Big Piney near the East Gate to Fort Leonard Wood was rising rapidly at 12.03 feet at 5 o’ clock this morning, which is more than 4 feet above flood stage. A crest of 13.6 feet is expected by this evening.
It no longer is flooding on Roubidoux Creek near Roby. A crest of 12.44 feet was recorded Friday afternoon at 12.44 feet. The reading this morning at 4:30 was 6.24 feet.
The water depth on the Gasconade River near Hazelgreen was rising from 17.5 feet at 5:15 this morning and it looks like the water level may fall short of the projected crest of 20.4 feet, which is slightly under the flood state of 21.
The water gauge on the Gasconade River near Jerome read 14.3 feet at 4:45 this morning. The river there is projected to crest by this evening at 19.4 feet. The flood stage is 15 feet.