From 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: https://www.weather.gov/wrn/