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ARNOLD, MO (KTVI) – High water is already impacting Arnold and people there are concerned about what`s to come.

Residents on Melody Lane say several homes in that neighborhood wound up with water in basements from heavy rains last night.

Parts of the Arnold City Park are already flooded from the Meramec River and back water from the Mississippi River has flooded out at least three holes at the Pomme Creek Golf Course off Jeffco Boulevard.

City workers spent the day clearing out drainage areas so all the rain still coming has some place to go.

We spoke with the Arnold’s Parks and Recreation Director as well as a resident who told us she had a foot of water in her basement last night.

‘It was coming up through the sewer drain. It was bubbling up just like a fountain,’ said Ava.

Richards talking about the water in the basement of her home on Melody Lane last night.

Arnold’s Parks and Recreation Director, Susie Boone, said this about the park and golf course flooding: ‘You feel bad, you just feel bad because like I said the work and the money that goes into improving our facilities, then flooding comes about and then we got to start all over again.’

Two events in the Arnold City Park have already been canceled because of the flooding the Farmers Market on Saturday and Shakespeare in the Park on Friday.

Missouri American Water has confirmed three basement back-ups so far.

The company is pledging to work with impacted homeowners.

Missouri American just took over the sewer system in Arnold.

The company is investing $5 million over the next four years to try and make improvements that would help prevent basement back-ups.