Flood waters rise in Barry County

CASSVILLE, Mo. Western portions of the Ozarks are dealing with the early round of flooding.

Rain fell throughout the morning Friday in Cassville, and folks hope it won't be anything like the floods there in 2015.

A low water bridge in the city park washed out on Monday in another round of rain. Flat Creek was still rushing Friday, but still in its banks.

Barry County Emergency Management says the creek is usually at about 4 1/2 feet at Jenkins, but was at 10 1/2 at last check and rapidly rising.

Campers in Roaring River State Park are being evacuated as a precaution, as the river is also rising. It's at 2.35 feet instead of than usual less than a foot.

Some roads in low water areas of the county are already closed, including Highway Y a few miles north of Cassville, and Highway C about seven miles east of Purdy.

In Cassville, city officials have been working with the Corps of Engineers to clean out extra gravel from the creek bed to help prevent flooding.