The Missouri River has dropped below what is known as its action stage for the Leavenworth area.

The Missouri River has dropped below what is known as its action stage for the Leavenworth area.

By 2 p.m. Monday, the river had dropped to 16.08 feet, according to the National Weather Service.

The river reaches its action stage when it rises to a depth of 17 feet in the Leavenworth area.

Kim Buchanan, deputy director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management, said the river had been in the action stage for about two weeks.

Despite recent elevated levels, the river did not reach its flood stage for the area. The river does not reach its minor flood stage until it rises to 20 feet, according to the National Weather Service.

The river dropped out of the action stage Sunday morning.

Buchanan said a webinar may give her a better idea of what to expect in the days ahead in terms of the rise and fall of the Missouri River.

The webinar, which is scheduled for today, will be with representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps of Engineers recently announced that the amount of water being released from Gavins Point Dam near Yangton, South Dakota, is being increased.

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