Mississippi River flood warning continues

A flood warning continued this week along the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau and Thebes.

The latest round of flooding is the result of heavy rain which has fallen in the upper Mississippi River basin.

The National Weather Service office in Paducah reported on Monday night, Oct. 14, that the river had crested at Cape Girardeau.

The weather service said the river “will start a slow fall this week.”

A flood warning remained in effect at Cape Girardeau until further notice.

At 8 p.m. Monday, the river’s stage at Cape Girardeau was 35.8 feet. Flood stage is 32.0 feet.

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

The forecast called for the river to continue to fall to a stage of 35.5 feet by Wednesday morning, Oct. 16.

A flood warning remains in effect until Sunday evening, Oct. 20, for the Mississippi River at Thebes.

At 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, the river’s stage was 34.0 feet. Flood stage is 33.0 feet.

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

Early this week, the river was cresting at near 34.0 feet. The forecast called for the river to start a slow fall this week.

The Gazette-Democrat

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