Winter Rainfall Saturates Area 

Water surges across Missouri Highway Y after a winter system dropped about one inch of rain in the early morning of Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, near Ava, Missouri. (Jason Hoekema/Douglas County Herald)

On Highway Y, west of Ava, Cowskin Creek is shown above as waters surged across the closed roadway after a winter storm system dropped about one inch of rain during the early morning hours of Friday, Jan. 4. Landscapes throughout the area are still infused with an abundance of moisture.