River watchers already wary about 2020 spring flooding

River watchers already wary about 2020 spring flooding

By JIM SALTER
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – After a year that has seen some of the worst flooding ever in parts of the Midwest, concern is already rising that the spring of 2020 may bring more high water to places that still haven’t fully recovered. Mark Fuchs of the National Weather Service office near St. Louis says concern is three-fold: Rivers are still unusually high; soil in the upper Midwest is extremely saturated; and a high probability for a wetter-than-usual winter.