Cristobal Drops Rain, Raises Water Levels in Lakes Region

by: Scott McCaulley

As Tropical Storm Cristobal moved through the Lakes Region, it has dropped 2-3 inches of rain over several areas causing Flooding, especially in the Bull Creek Area.

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for Northwestern Taney and Southeastern Christian County along Bull Creek until 10:00 this morning. Towns along or near Bull Creek including Bull Creek Village, Walnut Shade, Rockaway Beach, Chadwick, Sparta, and Highlandville are among the areas included.

Flood Warnings are in effect for areas of the Lakes Region today as well. Those include:
Taney, Ozark Counties (including the Branson Area) until 6:15 this evening.
Douglas County until 8:30 this evening.
Northern Stone, Northwestern Christian, Greene Counties (including Springfield) until 9:45 this evening.

The Flood Warning also remains in effect for the James River at Galena as water is expected to rise above Flood Stage there later today and last into Wednesday Morning. Minor Flooding is expected at the James River in Galena as well as nearby Railey Creek.

Cristobal will move out of the area this morning though there will be a slight chance of Thunderstorm development in advance of a front that will bring cooler and dryer air to the region beginning Wednesday.

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