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3 05, 2019

Meramec River Cresting Lower Than Originally Predicted

2019-05-03T15:34:56+00:00 May 3rd, 2019|Latest News|

May 3 Meramec River FloodFrom the City of Arnold Emergency Management – The Meramec River is not going to crest as high as originally predicted.

There are several reasons why the crest is lower and we are lucky not to have any residents impacted directly by floodwater.

According to the National Weather Service, the next two weeks will have periods of rain. It looks like next Monday through Wednesday. May 10-12 and May 16-18. Remember these are approximate dates.

The Meramec River will remain above flood stage for several weeks and may not fall below flood stage until sometime in June. Again, this is all dependent on how much rain we receive in the coming weeks.

We will continue to watch the river level and take appropriate action when needed.

The City of Arnold Emergency Management is collaborating with the National Weather Service to help prepare our residents in the event of an emergency. For more information go to:

3 05, 2019

May Proclaimed Building Safety Month in City of Arnold

2019-05-03T08:52:38+00:00 May 3rd, 2019|Latest News|

May is National Building Safety Month!

In recognition, the City of Arnold’s Mayor Ron Counts has issued a proclamation declaring May 2019 “Building Safety Month” in Arnold, Missouri.

If you have any questions about building safety or building codes regarding property you own or lease in the City of Arnold, please contact the Department of Community Development Building Division at 636-282-2378.

Building Safety Month Proclamation

2 05, 2019

City of Arnold Emergency Management Monitoring Meramec River

2019-05-02T21:57:21+00:00 May 2nd, 2019|Latest News|

Flood Management 5-2-19

The City of Arnold Emergency Management is closely monitoring the Meramec River.

According to predictions from the National Weather Service and USGS information, the Meramec River will crest on May 6, 2019 at 39.9 feet.

We have looked at a lot of information and learned from previous history of flooding in the City of Arnold. At 39 feet, there are no residences directly affected by floodwater. Water may reach into yards, but still a safe distance from homes. We will continue to monitor the river and provide updated information as needed. If you are in any danger, call 911 or 636-296-2222 and request assistance. Do not call these numbers for sand, etc as these numbers are for emergencies. Again, we will be monitoring the river and determinewhen and if sand is needed. We will notify the City of Arnold Public Works for the areas that may be impacted.

Please like the City of Arnold Facebook page to keep up with the information, or you can view information on the City of Arnold website.

If you would like to view information about the Meramec River or surrounding rivers, go to and click on the rivers/lakes tab.

If you would like to see how the Meramec River may affect the Arnold area or how close the water may be to your residence, use the flood inundation mapper:

28 03, 2019

Looking for a Summer Job?

2019-03-28T11:11:26+00:00 March 28th, 2019|Latest News|

The Arnold Recreation Center is hiring for the summer!

Dates:  May thru September 2019

Hours:  Part Time

Duties:  Outdoor Pool, fitness, party hostess attendants, and more

To Apply:  Download a City of Arnold Employment Application from the Employment Opportunities page. Then complete and drop it off at the Front Desk at the Arnold Recreation Center.

Rec Center Video

15 03, 2019

Spring Flooding Outlook

2019-03-15T14:40:42+00:00 March 15th, 2019|Latest News|

At this time the forecasted crest is not anticipated to impact homes in the Arnold city limits. Currently the City is not taking requests for sand or bags, as the crest is not estimated to affect homes. The City will provide updates via our website and Facebook page.

To be further informed, you can check the NOAA website to view the day-by-day hydrograph to keep up-to-date on the cresting of the Meramec and Mississippi Rivers. Here are those links:

Meramec River Hydrograph

Historic Crests*
(1) 47.26 ft on 12/31/2015
(2) 45.62 ft on 05/03/2017
(3) 45.30 ft on 08/01/1993
(4) 43.90 ft on 12/06/1982

*For reference, Convair Dr. begins to be impacted at flood stage elevation 39.5 ft.

Mississippi River Hydrograph

Historic Crests
(1) 49.58 ft on 08/01/1993
(2) 43.23 ft on 04/28/1973
(3) 42.52 ft on 01/01/2016
(4) 42.00 ft on 04/01/1785 (Preliminary, subject to review)
(5) 41.89 ft on 05/22/1995
(6) 41.70 ft on 05/06/2017

Arnold MO Meramec River
24 01, 2019

Think Spring! Join the City of Arnold Gardening Club Now!

2019-01-24T11:58:15+00:00 January 24th, 2019|Latest News|

You’re invited to join the City of Arnold Gardening Club! 

Become a part of our City’s garden-loving volunteers who are blooming where they’ve been planted – in the City of Arnold!

The Gardening Club of Arnold meets when necessary to plan and work for the beautification of areas in the City. No agendas, minutes, or regulations are required – only a love for plants, planning, and working for the betterment of our City.

You don’t have to have gardening “talent.” You only need to enjoy planning and planting flowers, shrubs, and other plants.  Your opinion is welcome and your hard work is appreciated!

The Gardening Club’s recent projects include:

  • Fox C-6 School District along Jeffco Blvd
  • Arnold City Hall
  • Arnold Rec Center 911 Memorial area

For more information or to join, contact Joe McKee at 314-322-9543!

19 01, 2019

City of Arnold Spring 2019 Residential Brush Chipping

2019-01-24T12:22:47+00:00 January 19th, 2019|Latest News|

Curbside Chipping ProgramThe City of Arnold will hold its Spring 2019 Residential Curbside Brush Chipping Program beginning Monday, March 11, 2019.

All brush must be placed at the street curb line before that morning. Only one pass through on each street will be undertaken by parks and public works staff to chip the brush at each residential location. Please note the following guidelines for preparing your brush for chipping:

  • All tree limbs should be cut in 4- to 8-foot lengths and be no larger than 6 inches in diameter.
  • Brush should be neatly stacked with cut ends facing the street.
  • The brush pile should be no larger than 8 feet wide or 4 feet in height.
  • Brush should not be bound or placed in a container, and no yard waste bags will be collected.
  • The brush should contain no nails, metal, rope, grass clippings, leaves, or other items as they will not be picked up and chipped.
  • This curbside pick-up applies for residential homes only and not businesses, churches, or fraternal organizations.
  • In case of inclement weather on March 11, brush chipping will begin on Tuesday, March 12, and will continue until all streets have been serviced.

Please note that only one pass through on each street will be provided.

Please call 636-282-2386 with questions.

18 01, 2019

Health Department Finds NO Evidence of New Legionella Case

2019-01-24T12:20:39+00:00 January 18th, 2019|Latest News|

January 18, 2019, 1:20 PM: Hillsboro, MO:

The Missouri State Department of Health and Senior Services and the Jefferson County Health Department recently investigated a single case of legionella with reported exposure to the pool at the Arnold Recreation Center. No additional cases of legionella have been confirmed by Jefferson County Health Department. Based on these findings, no further investigation is warranted per current protocol.

See the full Jefferson County Health Department Press Lease.

The Arnold Recreation Center Indoor Pool will re-open tomorrow, Saturday, January 19, 2019, at 7:00 am.