Flooding continues on three area rivers

Flood warnings continue for the Ohio, Mississippi and Big Muddy rivers in the region.

Updates about flooding were posted on the website for the National Weather Service office in Paducah:

Ohio River at Cairo

A flood warning continues until further notice.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, the river’s stage was 52.6 feet. Flood stage is 40.0 feet.

Moderate flooding was occurring. Moderate flooding was in the forecast.

The river was expected to remain steady at near 52.6 feet through Friday, April 3.

Ohio River at Olmsted Lock and Dam

A flood warning continues until further notice.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, the river’s stage was 47.3 feet. Flood stage is 36.0 feet.

Major flooding was occurring. Major flooding was in the forecast.

The river was expected to continue falling to a stage of 47.0 feet by Thursday, April 2.

Mississippi River at Thebes

A flood warning continues until Wednesday, April 8.

At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the river’s stage was 35.8 feet. Flood stage is 33.0 feet.

Minor flooding was occurring. Minor flooding was in the forecast.

The river was expected to remain steady at near 35.8 feet through Wednesday night, April 1, and then begin to fall. The river is forecast to fall below flood stage by Wednesday morning, April 8.

Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau

A flood warning remains in effect until further notice. 

At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, the river’s stage was 36.5 feet. Flood stage is 32.0 feet.

Minor flooding was occurring. Minor flooding was in the forecast.

The river was expected to remain steady at near 36.5 feet on Wednesday, April 1, and then begin a slow fall.

Big Muddy River near Murphysboro

A flood warning remained in effect until late Saturday night, April 4. 

At 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, the river’s stage was 24.0 feet. Flood stage is 22.0 feet.

Minor flooding is occurring. Minor flooding was forecast.

The river was expected to continue to fall to below flood stage by Saturday evening, April 4.

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