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River at Cape Girardeau forecast to drop two feetPosted Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at 5:49 PM
The latest forecast shows the Mississippi River dropping more than two feet, from the current stage of 6.4 ft. down to 4.3 ft.
If this happens, the river stage will be lower than it was during the Drought of 1988, when the river dropped to 4.68 ft. However, we are nowhere near the all-time record low of 0.60 ft. set in 1909.
We do have multiple chances of rain during the next week, though, which might push the river higher than forecast. Rain is possible Thursday night (60% chance), Saturday night (50%), and Monday (30%).
The current rainfall projection shows that Southeast Missouri could get three-quarters of an inch over the next 5 days:
Keep in mind, however, that these projections have performed poorly during this year's drought. We've typically received much less than what the computer models thought we would get.
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