Latest Missouri River News

Missouri River will remain at high level into December

Oct. 10, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The lower Missouri River will remain high into December because of the large amount of water being released from dams into the river. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the amount of water being released from the Gavins Point dam on the Nebraska-South Dakota border will remain at a...

Rainy September adds more water to swollen Missouri River

Oct. 3, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After an unusually rainy September in the region, the amount of water flowing down the lower Missouri River this year is likely to match the 2011 record. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it now expects 61 million acre feet of water to flow down the Missouri River this year. That...

Water levels rise again along the Missouri River

Sep. 24, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Water levels are rising again along the Missouri River after recent heavy rain, although none of the flooding is expected to be severe. The National Weather Service is predicting moderate flooding in St. Joseph, Missouri, where the river is expected to crest Tuesday night at a level...

Flooding forces closure of Nebraska-Missouri highway link

Sep. 24, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

RULO, Neb. (AP) — A highway linking southeast Nebraska with northwest Missouri has been closed. The Nebraska Transportation Department says U.S. Highway 159 east of Rulo is closed on the Nebraska side of the Missouri River bridge. The Missouri Transportation Department reports that water is rising over...

Third round of flooding in 2019 likely along Missouri River

Sep. 16, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The amount of water flowing down the lower Missouri River this year is approaching the record set during the historic 2011 flood, and another round of flooding is expected this week after unusually heavy rains upstream, federal officials said. Heavy rains dumped more than four times what...

Rains change planned water releases into Missouri River

Sep. 13, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The amount of water to be released into the lower Missouri River will change in the coming days to accommodate recent heavy rains in the Upper Plains. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a news release Friday that water releases from Gavins Point Dam on the Nebraska-South Dakota...

Missouri River race postponed by flooding to be in October

Sep. 5, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A paddle boat race on the Missouri River that that was postponed in July because of high water has been rescheduled for October. Organizers of the Missouri American Water MR340 say the event will be held Oct. 15-18. The Missouri 340 is an endurance race across the state. Paddlers...

Body of 18-year-old found in Missouri River after search

Sep. 3, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have found the body of an 18-year-old in the Missouri River after a weekend-long search. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Lloyd Randle, of Jefferson City, drove into the river Saturday. Divers recovered his car later in the day about 70 feet (21.34 meters) from...

Corps official: Study needed of Missouri River flood options

Aug. 28, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (AP) — An official with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday a study is needed to consider changes to flood-control measures along the Missouri River south of Sioux City, Iowa. Speaking after a U.S. Senate field hearing in North Sioux City, South Dakota, Brig. Gen. Peter...

Midwest states seek to fix Missouri River flood bottlenecks

Aug. 27, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

JEFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — After a year of devasting flooding, several Midwestern states are joining together to try to identify bottlenecks along the Missouri River that can cause waters to back up and worsen flooding in certain areas. Officials in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska teamed up to submit a...