Flood Statement
Issued by NWS St. Louis, MO

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Flood Statement
National Weather Service St Louis MO
153 PM CDT Mon May 21 2018

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in

  Meramec River near Sullivan

.This Flood Warning is a result of 2 to 3 inches of precipitation the
past 24 hours...


The National Weather Service will monitor
this developing situation and issue follow up statements as
conditions or forecasts change.

Safety message:  Never drive cars, trucks, or sport utility vehicles
through flooded areas.  The water may be too deep to allow for safe

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153 PM CDT Mon May 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Meramec River near Sullivan
* from this afternoon to Thursday morning.
* At  1:30 PM Monday the stage was 11.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* The river is forecast to crest near 14.0 feet by tomorrow morning,
  then fall below flood stage Wednesday morning.
* Impact:  At 14.0 feet...The main entrance road to the Meramec State
  Park campground begins flooding...blocking acess to cabins 1-8...
  the picnic and playground areas, and the Wilderness Trailhead
  parking lot.  At Onondaga Cave State Park...the primary entrance to
  the campground is closed and the secondary entrance is used near
  this height.
* Impact:  At 13.5 feet...Cave Road begins flooding at Onondaga Cave
  State Park near this height.
* Impact:  At 12.0 feet...The main entrance gate at Onondaga Cave
  State Park begins flooding near this height.  This may eventually
  force the park to use the rear entrance as the primary entrance to
  the park.
* Impact:  At 11.5 feet...A small bridge in the back of Meramec State
  Park park is flooded, cutting the park in two.  If the river
  continues to rise...park officials will evacuate the campgrounds at
  this point.

                   Fld   Latest              7 a.m. Forecast
LOCATION           Stg  Obs Stg     05/22  05/23  05/24  05/25  05/26

Meramec River
  Sullivan        11.0   11.53      14.0   11.1    7.9    6.4    5.7


LAT...LON 3800 9120 3806 9125 3829 9109 3840 9090
      3837 9082


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