Mo. Campgrounds Evacuated In Front of Flood
Early today (Aug. 7), Camp Bagnell and Riverview RV Campground evacuated campers in anticipation of the flood gates opening at the Bagnell Dam, The Lake News, Camdenton, Mo., reported.
Lake News spoke to Riverview campground owner Vicky Stockman, who said that she received a call from Ameren around 7 a.m. and immediately began evacuations. About 54 units were cleared out within about a five-hour period.
“We’re pretty vacant out here now,” Stockman said around noon.
As of noon on today, even with the flood gates open, the water was still within its banks near Riverview.
Stockman added that Ameren, local law enforcement and retail stores have been extremely cooperative.