Holt County Braces As The Big Tarkio Races

The Big Tarkio River jumped from eight feet, to nearly 23 feet, in just over six hours Thursday. Then it fell to nine feet by Friday afternoon, just over 24 hours later.

Officials in Craig, Missouri feared for the worst, but Friday afternoon said the racing river had little effect on flooding there.

The river graph measured at Fairfax shows the dramatic rise and fall of the Big Tarkio.

The Tarkio River near Fairfax rose nearly 15 feet in just over six hours, then fell 14 feet the next day