Recent rainfall increases flooding concerns in Missouri

Monday, March 15, 2010 | 9:22 a.m. CDT; updated 10:16 a.m. CDT, Monday, March 15, 2010

ST. LOUIS — The Mississippi River is above flood stage in parts of northeast Missouri. The Missouri River is bulging in the middle of the state, and some tributaries of the bigger rivers are also flooding.

Heavy rain last fall and lots of snow in northern states are cause for concern for river watchers in Missouri.

Hannibal was to install five flood gates on the city's flood wall Monday in anticipation of the Mississippi River cresting at 21.8 feet by Wednesday.

The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for other towns along the Missouri River, including St. Joseph, Napoleon, Waverly and Boonville.


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