Flood 2011 Information
Review of the Regulation of the Missouri River Mainstem
Reservoir System During the Flood of 2011
Missouri River Stage
Register for Disaster Assistance
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Federal emergency Management Agency
Filing A Claim For Damages As A Result Of The USACE Operations Related To Missouri River Flooding In 2011
MODOT Road Conditions - The Traveler Information Map shows current road conditions across Missouri including flooding.
Emergency Evacuation Notification (En Español)
The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been closed.
Flood/River/Levee Related Links
If you have trouble using the USACE Inundation Maps from the above link, click the image below for the portion of the river you want to view. Updated June 26, 2011. This new information reflects changes resulting from the USACE increasing the water discharges from Gavin's Point Dam from 150,000 cfs to 160,000 cfs.
Camp Geiger to the south a few miles
Heritage Park - Casino -
Remington Nature Center area
Downtown Riverfront area
South St. Joseph area
Lake Contrary area
Common questions associated with levees:
- What is overtopping?
Overtopping occurs when the water is at a higher elevation than the height of a levee. Overtopping is not the same thing as a breach or levee failure. Overtopping will allow water to enter the protected area and pond to a depth associated with the amount of water overtopping the levee. Lowland areas will pond to a deeper elevation than adjacent higher elevation lands.
- What is a levee breach?
Levee breaching may occur when a levee fails to contain the water; in this situation the depth of flooding may reach the projections illustrated on the inundation maps.
- What is seepage?
Seepage occurs when water comes underneath the levee and exits on the land side of the levee. Seepage is the presence of water on the land side of a levee. Seepage is not an indication of levee failure, but requires monitoring of the situation.
- What is freeboard?
Freeboard is the difference between the projected height of the water and the height of the levee.
Older News Bulletins
- September 6...Corps Forecast Indicates River Should Return to Normal Flows By Early October
- August 23...Register for Disaster Assistance
- August 12...Missouri Major Disaster Declared
- August 11...Federal Levee Status Daily Report
- August 11...Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir Bulletin, updated August 11
- August 5...Dam Discharge Plan
- July 28...Filing A Claim for Damages
- July 21...Missouri High Water Preparedness presentation
- August 5...Federal Levee Status Daily Report
- July 15...Road Closings for Buchanan County and St. Joseph Area as of July 15.
- July 15...Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir Bulletin, updated July 15
- July 14...Corps Revises Overtopping Level of the R471-460 Levee
- July 12...Missouri River Joint Information Center Call Center Hours of Operation to Change
- July 11...Corps: June 2011 was highest single month of runoff into Missouri River basin
- July 11...Operation "Mighty Mo": Missouri River Flood Fight 2011
- July 11...Boating restriction in place on Lewis and Clark Lake near Gavins Point
- July 8...Buchanan County Public Meeting to be held July 13
- July 8...Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir Bulletin, updated July 7
- July 7...Tetanus Vaccine Available for Persons Exposed to Flood Water
- July 7...Road Closings for Buchanan County and St. Joseph Area as of 8:30am.
- July 5...News Release...Southside Public Meeting
- July 1...Corps: June 2011 Was Highest Single Month of Runoff in Missouri River Basin Since 1898
- June 29...News Release...River Levels, Emergency Evacuation Notification, more
- June 29...Governor Nixon Requests Federal Emergency Declaration from the President Because of Unprecedented Flooding
- June 28...MoDOT Road Closure Update as of 4pm June 28 for Andrew, Atchison, and Buchanan Counties
- June 26...USACE releases new "Flood Inundation Maps" and "Levee Overtopping Projections Reports"
- June 27...News Release...Flood Inundation Maps Updated, Road Closures, and more.
- June 24...Situational Templates as of 6pm, June 23
- June 23...Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir Bulletin updated June 23, 9 AM
- June 22...City/County to Make Sand and Sandbags Availabled
- June 21...MODOT Update on Road Impacts Effective 8:30am Tuesday, June 21
- June 19...Corps Provides Information on Levee Overtopping at R-548 South of Brownville, Nebraska
- June 19...Corps: Levee L-550 Overtopped in Atchison County
- June 19...MODOT Update on Road Closings, effective 4pm Sunday
- June 18...Troop H Missouri River Levee Report
- June 17...Corps Increases Releases to Gain Storage in Two Missouri River Reservoirs
- June 15...Flood Preparedness: Corps and Local Response Plan
- June 15...Updated Road Conditions
- June 14...U.S.A.C.E. - Seepage Determined Normal in Buchanan County Levee
- June 14...River Levels, Planning for Possible Evacuation on South Side, South Side Public Meeting, Sandbagging Operations
- June 13...Missouri River Levee Fails Near Hamburg, IA
- June 12...Iowa DOT Provides Update on Flooded Road Conditions
- June 11...U.S.A.C.E. - Col. Robert J. Ruch: Upper Missouri Dams Safe, Functioning, Operating as Designed
- June 10...Flood Update - River Levels, Sandbagging Operations/Volunteers Needed, Public Info Phone Numbers, Southside Public Meeting
- June 7...Flood Update - Sandbagging Operations/Volunteers Needed, Possible Evacuations, Rumors
- June 6...NOAA Projections
- June 5...Corps Provides Update on Partial Levee Breach at Missouri River Levee L-575
- June 3...City Prepares for Rising River Levels
- June 3...U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS - Corps Committed to Flood Fight