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PHOTO GALLERY: Boonville, Rocheport see rising Missouri River

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PHOTO GALLERY: Boonville, Rocheport see rising Missouri River

Severe flooding after this week's storms affected parts of central Missouri. Rocheport and Boonville both have taken measures to prevent any more flooding, with volunteers working to fill up and lay down sandbags along the water line. The waters are roughly 11 feet above the floor stage in Boonville.

John Wilke peers over the bridge that extends across the Missouri River

John Wilke, who came from Columbia, peers over the bridge on Old U.S. 40  that extends across the Missouri River on Sunday in Boonville, Missouri. "I did this same exact mile-and-a-half walk over the bridge 26 years ago," said Wilke. "Thank goodness these water levels are about five feet less than they were in '93." 

Curious bystanders congregate at the last accessible stretch of Old U.S. 40

Curious bystanders congregate at the last accessible stretch of Old U.S. 40 before the road is lost to the swollen Missouri River in Boonville on Sunday. The week's storms have caused severe flooding in some parts of central Missouri. 

Jon Klaas scales a sandbag mound with his wife, his son and his daughter

Jon Klaas scales a sandbag mound with his wife, Amber, his son, Frank, and his daughter, Annie, on Sunday in Rocheport, Missouri. The Klaas family came from Columbia to Rocheport to see the effects of the flooding. 

A canoe floats at the base of a staircase

A canoe floats at the base of a staircase Sunday in Rocheport. The resident of the home used the canoe to get from the front door to other side of the road that was underwater. With the overflowing Missouri River at high levels and causing flooding throughout the state, by Tuesday, it was closed to all vessel traffic from mile marker 0 to mile marker 380.

Red Cross volunteer Amanda Delgado observes Pike Street

Red Cross volunteer Amanda Delgado observes Pike Street on Sunday in Rocheport, which has been badly overrun by water. Delgado and other Red Cross volunteers have set up a shelter in Boonville for displaced residents affected by flooding. The shelter is located at Open Bible Praise Center, 16991 MO-87, Boonville, Missouri 65233. 

A basketball hoop stands in the middle of flood water

A basketball hoop stands in the middle of flood water on Sunday in Rocheport, Missouri. Much of southern Rocheport has been flooded by the Missouri River after a levee was breached by rising waters in New Franklin. New Franklin is about 14 miles northwest of Rocheport. 

A section of the Katy Trail is off-limits after Missouri River flooding

A section of the Katy Trail was made off-limits after flooding from the Missouri River covered parts of the trail in on Sunday in Rocheport. Thousands of sandbags were placed parallel to the trail to prevent the flood waters from reaching the nearby neighborhoods. 

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