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Neosho River Floods Miami's Riverview Park

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In Miami, Oklahoma the Neosho River floods its banks filling Riverview Park.

The river regularly floods. This morning the river was at 17.5 ft, by 5:30pm this evening it reached 18.8 ft.

The river is expected to crest late tomorrow night at around 21ft, but if the levels get much higher the river could potentially reach surrounding residents and the city's water park which could cause costly problems.

"If it gets a lot higher it impacts the pool. This is swimming pool season. It just opened. We would have to drain it and pull the pumps. That's a quite extensive process, it doesn't just happen in a couple hours. It takes several people, several hours to do that,” says Miami Emergency Manager Glenda Longan.

Drivers need to be careful when passing by the Tar Creek site on Highway 69, and on the street behind Sonic restaurant.

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