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Mississippi crest now not expected until next week

Mississippi crest now not expected until next week

1 month, 4 weeks ago by Scott Hardy

River at Quincy will crest at 25.2 feet, and at Hannibal at 23.7 feet on October 18

The Mississippi River is still forecast to crest up to 8 feet above flood stage, but when that will happen has now been pushed back to next week.

The latest forecast from the National Weather Service has the river cresting next week, instead of this weekend. At Quincy, a crest of 25.2 feet is now expected early next Thursday morning. At 24 feet, Bonansinga Drive will be closed at both Cedar Street and at Koch`s Lane. In addition, Highway 57 would be closed between Jefferson Street and the Gardner Denver company without sandbags. Lock and Dam 21 will crest that same time at 24.2 feet. At Hannibal, the river will now crest at 23.7 feet next Thursday. That's after it reaches 23.6 feet on Saturday and dips slightly before rising again. At Keokuk, the river will crest at 21.2 feet late Tuesday night. At Canton, a crest of 21.6 feet is expected next Wednesday night, while at La Grange, a crest of 22.1 feet is expected early next Thursday morning. Farther down river at Lock and Dam 22 at Saverton, a crest of 23.6 feet is expected next Thursday. At Louisiana, a crest of 22.6 is now expected next Friday.

Floodgates will soon be installed at Louisiana's city sewage treatment plant. At 21.5 feet, water will be on both shoulders of Highway 79 south of Louisiana, and low-lying sections of 79 in Louisiana will be flooded.

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