by: Scott McCaulley
While weather in the Lakes Region will be a lot quieter over the next few days, the amount of rain absorbed in the region over the last week continues to be an issue which has prompted the National Weather Service to extend the Flood Warning in the Lakes Region until 10:45 Thursday Morning.
According to the statement from the NWS, the Missouri Department of Transportation indicates many roadways in the area continue to have water over or near the roads with runoff to continue through the day. As of early Wednesday afternoon, Route FF near Taneyville in Taney County along with Barry County Routes C and U continue to be closed due to high water.
According to the latest information from the Taney County Government Web Site, a half dozen roads including Forsyth-Taneyville and Barker Hole Roads are close due to flood waters plus Kissee Mills Park has been closed because of flood waters since the first of the month.
Flood Warnings remain in effect for many area streams including the James River at Galena, which is expected to crest around 18 feet, or 3 feet above Flood Stage this afternoon.