.The floodgates in downtown Cape Girardeau were closed on Friday, March 20, 2020. Officials say the Broadway and Themis floodgates were closed as a precaution. On Monday morning the Mississippi River level was near the gates but not up to them. Officials say the river is rising and the river is currently at moderate flood stage at 36.7 feet. Officials expect the river to crest later in the week. Officials plan to leave the floodgates closed for most of the week.