Rain Raises Water Levels Causing Flash Flooding in Branson Area

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The view from the Walking Bridge Entrance to Stockstill Park in Branson of Roark Creek after Sunday’s Heavy Rain (Photo by Scott McCaulley)

by: Scott McCaulley

A round of Showers and Thunderstorms developed in the Lakes Region Sunday afternoon causing quick rising water in already elevated creek levels.

The National Weather Service in Springfield received several reports from Taney County included rising water levels in Roark Creek at Stockstill Park that forced the evacuation of the park for a time. Water also rose quickly on Bull Creek as water went over the road in several areas around Walnut Shade for a time as well as at Little Beaver Creek near Bradleyville.

A Flood Warning remains in effect for Taney County as well as parts of Christian and Douglas Counties until early Monday morning while a Flood Advisory is in effect for Northern Stone County for areas around Crane Creek and the James River for the rest of Sunday evening.

More rain is in the forecast for the region this week.

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