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Flood of 2010

July 28, 2010

Corps continues to react to Rathbun Lake flooding

Rathbun Lake elevation as reported by the Corps for Tuesday was 926.23 feet.

RATHBUN — As water at Rathbun Lake recedes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Kansas City District continue to closely monitor all relevant lake data as it relates to dam safety and flooding.

Corps professionals are tracking many aspects of the situation as to be fully prepared for any adverse changes in the weather.

"Even as we see the water begin to recede, the Corps will continue to keep a close eye on the erratic and unpredictable weather," Kansas City District Chief of Emergency Operation Jud Kneuvean said.

To date the Corps has deployed personnel, heavy equipment, supplies, sandbag machines, a portadam and more than 270,000 sandbags to Rathbun Lake.

Rathbun Lake is currently releasing 3,000 cubic feet of water per second into the Chariton River and will continue at that rate unless conditions change.

The Corps would like to acknowledge the stakeholders and all of the local volunteers who've stepped-up and assisted during the flood fight.

For additional information contact the Kansas City District Corps of Engineers public affairs office at (816) 389-3486 or visit their web site at

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