Rising Mississippi River Flooding Some Missouri Towns

7 years 8 months 45 minutes ago Tuesday, April 19 2011 Apr 19, 2011 Tuesday, April 19, 2011 6:49:09 AM CDT April 19, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Posted by: Allie Spillyards

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Mississippi River has risen to moderate flood stage in parts of Missouri, and heavy rain this week could make matters worse.

The National Weather Service reports that flooding is occurring from Canton through Winfield. The river is expected to reach near flood stage by early next week in towns like Canton, Hannibal,
Louisiana, Clarksville and Winfield. Some roads are already closed and thousands of acres of farmland are under water.

Because of buyouts since the 1993 flood, few homes or businesses remain in the flood plain.

Meanwhile, heavy rain falling on Tuesday could make matters worse, and forecasters say more rain is possible later in the week, too.

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