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Flooding concerns rise after heavier-than-expected weekend rainfall in Missouri

Sunday, July 3, 2011 | 4:49 p.m. CDT; updated 1:32 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 5, 2011

KANSAS CITY — Officials are monitoring water levels on the Missouri River after recent rains caused renewed flooding concerns in some areas.

The State Emergency Management Agency says a heavier-than-expected rainfall of 1 1/2 to 2 inches fell overnight in the Missouri River Basin. Rain and thunderstorms remain in the forecast Sunday.

Flash flooding was reported in some areas, and most of the Young Riverfront Park in Riverside was underwater.

But the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports that two Holt County levees it is monitoring are holding and aren't expected to be overtopped.

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