The Mississippi River is on the rise. Thursday morning’s Mississippi River Forecast from the National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service calls for the Mississippi to crest at 21.7 feet around 7 a.m. Monday. The prediction is based on forecast precipitation over the next 24 hours. That’s high enough to force installation of the flood gates along the Hannibal riverfront.

Hannibal Emergency Management Director John Hark says all the flood gates have to go in if the river goes above 21 and a half feet. The river stage at Hannibal this morning is 19.17 as of 5 a.m.

At Quincy, the Mississippi is at 18.28 feet this morning with a crest expected at 21.2 feet Monday morning.

The river at Canton is at 14.64 with a crest forecast at 17.6 feet Monday afternoon.

At Louisiana, the Mississippi is at 18.18 with a crest expected at 20.8 feet Monday.

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