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Moderate to major flooding likely along Mississippi by next week

Moderate to major flooding likely along Mississippi by next week

2 months, 1 week ago by Scott Hardy

Keokuk, Saverton could see major flooding

The Mississippi River is expected to be above flood stage by this weekend, with moderate and even major flood levels expected by the middle of next week.

The National Weather Service says that it expects the Mississippi at Quincy to go above the 17 foot flood stage by Friday afternoon, and to crest at 23.4 feet by Tuesday. At Lock and Dam 21, it's a similar story. The river will go above flood stage Saturday morning, and crest Tuesday at 22.6 feet. At Hannibal, the river will go above flood stage late Thursday night, and rise to 22.3 feet Tuesday morning. The City's expected to install all five floodgates Friday morning. At Canton, the Mississippi will go above flood stage late Thursday night, and rise to 20.6 feet Tuesday. Major flooding is predicted at Keokuk, where the river will go above flood stage Saturday night, and rise to 19.9 feet Tuesday night. It's also predicted at Saverton, where the river will go above flood stage Friday, and rise to 22.7 feet by Wednesday. At Louisiana, the Mississippi will go above flood stage Thursday night, and rise to 22.7 feet by Wednesday afternoon.

Along the Illinois River, LaGrange Lock and Dam, Meredosia and Valley City are all above flood stage, with minor flooding forecast into next week.

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