High Water on the Mississippi
A flood warning continues along the Mississippi River from the Iowa border to Saint Louis. The National Weather Service expects an 18.4 foot crest at Hannibal early Thursday morning. At Quincy, the Mississippi was at 17.6 feet at 4:15 this morning—just above the 17 foot technical flood stage. The Mississippi at Quincy is expected to crest at 18.1 feet early Thursday morning.
The Mississippi at Canton is at technical flood stage this morning at 14 feet with a crest at 15.3 feet expected early Friday morning.
Rain and snowmelt have swelled the river and its tributaries. Authorities warn drivers not to try to cross water-logged roads.
The river level at Louisiana on Tuesday was more than a foot above flood stage, with a rise of another two feet expected before the crest on Thursday or Friday. At Clarksville, the river was almost a foot-and-a-half above flood stage, with another foot-and-a-half expected before the crest.
At Winfield, the river hadn’t reached flood stage, but was expected to on Wednesday.