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Water Levels Continue to Rise in Kansas City

By Lee Ingalls

Kansas City, MO – Officials with the National Weather service say that the Kansas City Metro area should have a chance to dry out today. That's good news as the already saturated ground continues to absorb the 4 to 7 inches of rain that fell on Sunday. Meteorologist Mike July says water levels in the Kansas City area should continue to rise today.

Mike July: Right now we're looking at area streams cresting within the next day or two. And so if the rain comes after the next day or two then what you would see is the river level off and then rise again.

The Missouri River had reached 25 feet above flood stage in St. Joseph this morning. In Kansas City the Missouri was at 34 feet this morning and is expected to crest at 38 feet tomorrow morning. That's still ten feet below the level reached during the floods of 1993.

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