Southwest Missouri emergency managers watch water levels


After these past couple weeks, the county has had some fallen branches and minor repairs to make due to severe wind and rain. Water levels are still 2 to 3 feet above normal, according to emergency management, and they are making preparations in case the water becomes any higher. 

“Anytime we are this full, of course what used to take 10 or 12 inches now takes 4 or 5 inches because of all the chat and rock that’s getting into the creek beds, and so with the rain we’ve had and the water levels being up and more rain of course that’s a concern for us,” says Gregg Sweeten with McDonald Co. Emergency Management.

The county could see even more rain Tuesday night and Wednesday.

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