The National Weather Service Predicts that the Mississippi River Will Stay Above Flood Stage for Another Week

The Mississippi River levels at Cape Girardeau are currently falling at a slower rate than originally predicted by the National Weather Service. The river is expected to stay above flood stage for about another week and a half. The National Weather Service predicted last week that the river would fall below flood stage at thirty- two feet by the end of this week. Due to rain fall along the Missouri River and other tributaries that feed into the Mississippi River to the north of the local area kept the river from dropping below thirty-seven feet on the local gage, but the river did fall to 36.9 feet on Sunday night. As of Wednesday the river sat at 36.5 feet which is four and a half feet above flood stage. The National Weather Service predicts that the river will fall below thirty-two feet by next Friday.

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