Cleanup continues after last week storms
Flood waters have receded to about flood stage after a peak of about 30 feet this weekend on the Missouri River. With all the storms and flooding around town, the Boonville Parks Department has been starting the cleanup effort.
The rising waters in small streams throughout town caused damage to trees, especially at Kemper Park, where a large Cottonwood fell on the bridge that connects the parade grounds and the football field. The tree caused minor damage to the bridge, prompting an estimated $200 repair price tag.
Veteran's Park, located at the intersection of 10th and Morgan Streets was underwater for a duration of time during the storms causing minor damage. Boonville Parks Director Gary Nauman said cleanup is the primary concern at that park location.
"There are additional maintenance that has to be done on storm drain systems," said Boonville Public Works Director M.L. Cauthon said in reference to ongoing jobs that were going on before the rains.
The Lake Ferrel Home Owners Association is working on repairs to their lake. The lake was inundated with water causing the spillway to become overwhelmed, prompting the closing of Logan's Lake Road. Officials were also worried the dam would fail but it never did.
Nauman is estimating the cleanup will cost the city no more than $2,000.