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Missouri River expected to crest Thursday

Posted at 6:32 AM, Jun 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-28 07:43:03-04

Recent heavy rains continue to cause flooding concerns along the Missouri River, but water levels are projected to ease up within the coming days, said emergency officials.

Emergency Management Director of Pottawatamie County Doug Reed projects the river to crest by 1 p.m. Thursday to just above 29 feet.

However, the latest trends show a decrease in the projected crest, Reed said in a released statement.

Flood waters spilled into the Harrah’s Casino and Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park, according to Pottawatamie County officials.

Surveys done early Wednesday forced the closures of Narrows River alarm and Goosehaven Loop.

Council Bluffs Mayor Matt Walsh revealed earlier this week that water levels should return to normal over the next 10 days.

Emergency officials are urging resident to sign up for Pottawattamie Alerts to stay updated on possible emergencies.