The heavy weekend rains have forecasters predicting the Missouri River will go back above major flood stage this week in our area.
In Jefferson City, the river was at 27.24 feet as of early Monday. It’s expected to crest at 30.6 feet on Wednesday, which is above the major flood stage of 30 feet. The Missouri River is now expected to stay in some sort of flood stage into early July.
Columbia set an all-time rain record for June 22 on Saturday, with 1.74 inches. The old record was 1.72 inches in 1969.
Emergency crews conducted a swift water rescue in downtown Columbia at about 9 a.m. Saturday. A person had to be pulled to safety out of water under a bridge at Flat Branch Park.