Mississippi River Could Set New Record for Days above Flood Stage

The Mississippi River has now been above flood stage in Cape Girardeau for 121 days. As of noon on Wednesday the river was at 38.5 feet. The National Weather Service seys, the river could remain above flood stage until July 27, 2019. This would set a record for consecutive days above flood stage at 137. The current record is 125 days. The record was set back in 1993. City officials continue to run the pumping stations around the clock.  City officials say, the days of being above flood stage because of rain coming through Cape Girardeau from Nebraska, and a hurricane down in the Gulf of Mexico, that is expected to come through Cape Girardeau in the coming week.

 

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