COLUMBIA — Wayne Hilgedick gets anxious when the Missouri River hits 25 feet. That's 7 feet below the levee that protects his corn and soybean crops in the Hartsburg river bottom, but in the six decades that the 79-year-old Hilgedick has worked that land, he's seen the river gain 2, 3, even 4 feet in one night from rainfall.
Record precipitation, reservoir releases to cause Missouri River flooding
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