GALENA, Mo.–About $250,000 is being spent to stop Mother Nature from causing any further damage in Galena.
Large rock will be put in place to stop erosion and try to correct the flow of the James River. About fifty feet of the bank has disappeared in the last few years. Flooding in 2008 and again this Spring have accelerated the problem, and if it keeps up, it could compromise the Highway 413/248 bridge. (more)
A collection of images from the James River between Delaware Town and Hootentown. Produced by James River Basin Partnership
The Galena Farmers And Crafters Market kicked off it’s 2011 season earlier this month and by all accounts it was a success. More vendors are needed to supply spring produce including lettuce, cauliflower, cabbage and onions. Fee’s are $10 and according to Debbie Bridges you can sell all summer long! It is a perfect way for the community to come together and provide fresh fruits and vegetables, canned goods and local crafts for our community and visitors alike. And once a month on Saturday’s we can all enjoy some family entertainment! For more information on how to join call Debbie Bridges at 417-559- 1089 or Connie Johnson at 417- 357-6061
The Crane Creek Market also looking for vendors
Crane Creek Market opens at 8:00 a.m. till noon every Saturday. Located on highway 413 at the old grocery store parking lot. There is still vendor space available. Vendors that have not already signed up are welcome to come that morning, and remember that everything must be locally produced, homemade or handmade. There will not be any fees for vendors. The are also looking for local musicians so grab your fiddles, guitars and banjos for an hometown jam session. Come join us Saturday to sell or shop and support your local community. Contact Patty at email@example.com for more information and with any questions.
A flash flood watch for Southwest Missouri is now extended through Sunday morning because of all the rain from Friday. A meterologist with the National Weather Service says 1 to 2 1/2 inches of rain fell across the area. The runoff will cause rivers, creeks and streams to rise. Folks downstream from Table Rock and Beaver Lakes could see more water as the Army Corps of Engineers may release the excess. Expect the rain to stick with us. There’s a daily chance of showers and thunderstorms through the middle of next week.
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR
* PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST KANSAS AND MISSOURI…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…
IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS…BOURBON…CHEROKEE AND CRAWFORD.
OZARK…PHELPS…POLK…PULASKI…SHANNON…ST. CLAIR…STONE…TANEY…TEXAS…VERNON…WEBSTER AND WRIGHT.
* THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.
* ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE FROM LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT AS MORE THUNDERSTORMS MOVE ACROSS THE AREA. HEAVY RAINFALL ON ALREADY SATURATED SOIL COULD LEAD TO FLASH FLOODINGAS WELL AS RIVER FLOODING.
* LOW LYING AREAS NEAR CREEKS AND STREAMS AND LOW WATER CROSSINGS WILL BE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING.
THOSE CAMPING OR FLOATING ON AREA RIVERS SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR RIVER LEVELS AND BE PREPARED TO SEEK HIGHER GROUND.
THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS ANNOUNCED THAT RELEASES FROM BEAVER AND TABLE ROCK LAKES MAY BE INCREASED AS A RESULT OF ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL. THOSE DOWN STREAM FROM THESE DAMS INCLUDING LAKE TANEYCOMO SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE PROPER ACTION IF INCREASED RELEASES ARE REQUIRED.
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.
We would love to see the photos you gathered during the 2011 flood.
Compared to the flood of 2008
Hootontown Motorcycle Rally
July 8-10, 2011 at Hootentown
Hootontown Motorcycle Rally
Hootontown Campground on James River
1254 Hooten Town Road
Take Highway 160 south through Nixa and Highlandville, then turn west on Highway O before you get to Spokane.
Old school biker camping like it used to be with live music, Poker Run, wet t-shirt contest, tattoo contest, bike games, vendors, and canoe rental is available. Lots of shady camping.
Admission $15 per person and No one under 18 is permitted.
For more information call 417-334-0775 or 417-830-6900
* Needless to say this will not be a family oriented event. If you plan on a family float trip look for another date.
Carving its way through the Missouri Ozark Mountains is the spring fed and crystal clear, North Fork River.
In 1992 my brother and I took our father, Jerry Sr., to the North Fork for his first float trip. The “float trip” became an annual ritual for “Senior” and five others. Over the years, we have enjoyed the timeless beauty of the river, the thrill of jumping into Rainbow Spring and shooting the rapids, and the great times spent with family and friends. The float trip has included many other rituals such as, Senior insisting on a red canoe, frosty beverages, fireworks, grilling of fine steaks a/k/a “the good meat”, and a gallon of the “float trip pickles”. (more)
Float Trip Pickles website.