Rivers keep rising; several Missouri waterways flooding

Saturday, April 23, 2011 | 3:57 p.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — Crest predictions are on the rise along the Mississippi River and other rivers in Missouri.

The state has been hit by heavy rain and strong storms this week. The National Weather Service continues to predict floods of near major levels in Mississippi River towns like Hannibal and Clarksville in the northern part of Missouri.

Saturday, the weather service upgraded its predicted crest in Cape Girardeau, now expecting the river to reach nearly 10 feet above flood stage in the southeast Missouri town. Officials say that could result in water getting into a few homes and businesses.

The rain has caused a quick rise in smaller rivers like the Meramec, the Big Piney, the Black and others. The Missouri River is also flooding in some spots and near flood stage in others.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.