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Longest Missouri River flood event in Kansas City district officially over

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Posted at 1:03 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 14:03:25-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says flooding on the Missouri River in the Kansas City district has officially ended.

Col. Bill Hannan, commander of the Kansas City District, announced Monday emergency operations were ending and the district was returning to normal operations.

The announcement ends the longest flooding event in the district's history. The Emergency Operations Center had been continuously operating for 279 days. As of Wednesday, all Missouri River stages were below flood stage for the first time since March 13.

The Corps said the river's water levels are expected to continue to drop.