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Flood Warning
Issued: 11:49 AM CDT Mar. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Chester
* until further notice.
* At 11:00 am Wednesday the stage was 33.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 27.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* The river is forecast to continue rising to near 35.9 feet by
Tuesday morning. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* Impact: at 36.0 feet... Chester water works pumphouse is threatened
by flood waters. Highway 61 is closed at The Bend at St. Marys and
a DeTour is set up through town.
* Impact: at 35.2 feet... in Perry County, Highway c is closed between
County roads 352 and 354 (the levee road) near Menfro.
* Impact: at 35.0 feet... Ste. Genevieve flood gates are closed at
this level.
* Impact: at 34.8 feet... Kaskaskia street near the Menard prison
begins flooding near this height.
* Impact: at 34.7 feet... the north parking lot at Menard correctional
center begins flooding.

                   Fld latest 7 a.M. Forecast
location stg obs stg 03/21 03/22 03/23 03/24 03/25

Mississippi River
Chester 27.0 33.81 34.2 34.6 35.0 35.2 35.5




Lat... Lon 3826 9043 3826 9030 3769 8935 3769 8959
      3787 9003






1016 am CDT Wed Mar 20 2019

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau
* until further notice.
* At 10:00 am Wednesday the stage was 37.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 32.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 40.5 feet by
Friday, March 29 then begin falling.
* Impact... at 42.0 feet... several homes and structures in southern
Cape Girardeau County may be inundated or cut off due to backwater
flooding from the Diversion Channel. Evacuations may be required.
Thousands of acres are flooded. Numerous roads are closed both
along the Mississippi River and due to backwater flooding.


Lat... Lon 3769 8959 3769 8935 3744 8934 3725 8941
      3723 8959 3732 8963




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