gavins point dam


Parkville, Missouri is bracing for a flood stemming from the release of water upriver from South Dakota Gavins Point Dam as waters are already high on the Missouri River. The flooding is expected to start around June 12th.  The extra release of water from the Gavins Point Dam is due to record levels of rainfall and unmelted snow. Sand bag preparations are underway, led by the Army Corp of Engineers.  It is supposedly not going to be much different from the past couple of year’s flooding, but people here still remember the flood of 1993 and are not taking anything for granted.