On Sunday, March 10, the National Weather Service in St. Louis issued a flood warning for several rivers in northern Marion County, Mo., including North River at Palmyra and South Fabius River at Taylor.
The Mississippi River was not included.
The flood warning for North River at Palmyra was effective until Tuesday, March 12. Flood stage for North River at Palmyra is 13 feet, and at 11:30 a.m. Sunday the river stage was 16.2 feet.
The river was forecast to crest near 17.7 feet on Sunday, then fall below flood stage by Monday evening.
Moderate flooding was occurring Sunday, according to the NWS, with significant agricultural land along the left bank impacted and Marion County Road 341 north of Palmyra impacted.
The South Fabius River near Taylor also was flooding Sunday, the NWS reported, and was under a flood warning until Thursday, March 14.
At 11:30 a.m. Sunday the South Fabius river stage was 11.5 feet, with the flood stage being 9.5 feet. Minor flooding was occurring and moderate flooding was forecast.
The South Fabius was forecast to crest near 15.9 feet Monday night and fall below flood stage Wednesday.
This flooding included agricultural fields, and portions of Marion County roads 315, 319, 301, 117 and 310 could be affected.
The NWS flood warning until Thursday also included the North Fabius River and Middle Fabius River near Ewing, Mid Fork Salt River near Holliday and Cuivre River near Troy.
The NWS added that rainfall heavier than currently forecast could cause more flooding, and advised motorists to avoid driving through flooded areas, because water could be too deep for safe passage, even in trucks or sport utility vehicles.