Optimist Park flooding

The Missouri River overflows its banks at Optimist Park on Thursday. The City of Blair was planning to close the flood gate Friday in preparation for higher water that was expected Saturday.

Based on the current Missouri river flow projections and the current levels of water in the Missouri River, Blair Public Works Director Al Schoemaker has announced that the city staff will raise the flood gate at Optimist Park Friday morning. Schoemaker said the park will most likely be closed until mid-week next week when river levels are projected to drop.

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