- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Ray's of Kelso, Plaza by Ray's to change ownership; Fonn to buy enterprise (04/20/16)3
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Cape council approves nearly $1M in park, sculpture projects with little public discussion (04/22/16)37
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau forecast to reach 44 feet by Wednesday
As of this morning the Mississippi River was forecast to reach 44 feet at Cape Girardeau on Wednesday morning, 12 feet above flood stage.
At 43 feet, the floodgate at Main Street is closed. At 35 feet the Themis Street gate is closed, a level the river should hit by Saturday, according to current forecasts from the National Weather Service.
During the 1993 flood, the river crested at 48.49 feet in Cape Girardeau. In 1995 the river reached 47 feet.
As of 7 a.m. today, the river stage was at 32.5 feet. Forecasts are based on precipitation that has fallen as well as precipitation that's expected to fall today and into tomorrow. However, the forecast could be revised downward.