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Flood Warning
Issued: 9:27 PM CDT Mar. 22, 2019 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Chester
* until further notice.
* At 9:00 PM Friday the stage was 34.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 27.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* The river is forecast to crest near 35.6 feet on Thursday morning.
* 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 03/23 03/24 03/25 03/26 03/27

Mississippi River
Chester 27.0 34.33 34.6 34.8 35.0 35.2 35.4




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






909 PM CDT Fri Mar 22 2019

The Flood Warning continues for
the big Muddy river near Murphysboro
* until further notice.
* At 8:30 PM Friday the stage was 22.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue to fall to a stage of 22.3 feet
by Sunday morning.
* Impact... at 22.0 feet... minor flooding occurs affecting mainly low
lying areas.


Lat... Lon 3777 8946 3784 8915 3778 8915 3773 8935
      3760 8941 3760 8947




847 PM CDT Fri Mar 22 2019

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau
* until further notice.
* At 8:30 PM Friday the stage was 38.0 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
Saturday evening March 30 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