Minor Flooding Along Mississippi River Likely

By |2018-05-22T10:55:14-05:00May 21, 2018 10:54 am|State Headlines|0 Comments

(KDKZ-TV) The Mississippi River is above flood stage at several northeast Missouri locations and could likely impact the southern part of the state.

Forecasters do not expect major flooding to occur.

The National Weather Service map of river observations shows that the Mississippi is generally 2-4 feet above technical flood stage from the Iowa border south to near St. Louis. A few fields and low-lying roads are affected, but no major damage has been reported.

The forecast calls for the river to drop below flood stage in a week or so, depending on the location.

Minor spring flooding is common due to rain and runoff from the north. More rain is likely this week.

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