Concerns rise along with river levels in Mississippi County

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Mississippi County has had it's fair share of flooding in the past. Now with river levels above flood stage, people tend to keep a closer eye on the readings.

Flooding devastated the area two years ago.

Residents say they would be worried about how the new levee would hold and other flooding concerns that could impact them if waters were to rise a little higher.

Stanley Mays once lived in the spillway before his house was totaled from rushing flood waters. The Corp of Engineers blew the levee at Birds Point two years ago.

Mays says he still has some land that he works on in the spillway. He is keeping a closer eye on the river levels as they rise.

He worries about the impact on the area it would have if the waters were to get higher.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District, mailed their yearly flood notice in March to those who live in, operate and/or do business in the Birds Point New Madrid Floodway in Missouri.

The notice states that the floodway may be operated during a high water event, and serves as a reminder that flooding could occur if the floodway is activated.

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