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Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 11.68 ft at 8:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.68 ft at 8:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.6 ft at 9:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.61 ft at 9:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.61 ft at 10:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.6 ft at 10:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.53 ft at 11:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.55 ft at 11:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.55 ft at 12:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.52 ft at 12:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.54 ft at 1:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.49 ft at 1:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.45 ft at 2:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.43 ft at 2:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.42 ft at 3:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.42 ft at 3:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.41 ft at 4:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.42 ft at 4:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.4 ft at 5:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.37 ft at 5:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.38 ft at 6:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.35 ft at 6:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.33 ft at 7:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.32 ft at 7:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.31 ft at 8:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.33 ft at 8:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.27 ft at 9:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.25 ft at 9:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.24 ft at 10:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.23 ft at 10:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.21 ft at 11:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.19 ft at 11:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 11.19 ft at 12:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 11.16 ft at 12:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 11.17 ft at 1:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 11.22 ft at 1:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 11.15 ft at 2:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 11.12 ft at 2:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 11.12 ft at 3:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 11.08 ft at 3:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 11.06 ft at 4:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 11.09 ft at 4:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 11.06 ft at 5:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 11.02 ft at 5:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 11.02 ft at 6:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.99 ft at 6:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 11 ft at 7:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.99 ft at 7:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 11.01 ft at 8:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.97 ft at 8:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.97 ft at 9:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.94 ft at 9:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.89 ft at 10:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.82 ft at 10:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.93 ft at 11:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.93 ft at 11:30AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.92 ft at 12:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.92 ft at 12:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.87 ft at 1:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.89 ft at 1:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.87 ft at 2:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.85 ft at 2:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.89 ft at 3:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.87 ft at 3:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.82 ft at 4:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.82 ft at 4:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.8 ft at 5:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.8 ft at 5:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.81 ft at 6:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.79 ft at 6:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.77 ft at 7:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.77 ft at 7:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.77 ft at 8:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.76 ft at 8:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.75 ft at 9:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.76 ft at 9:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.76 ft at 10:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.76 ft at 10:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.78 ft at 11:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.76 ft at 11:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 10.8 ft at 12:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 10.78 ft at 12:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 10.78 ft at 1:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 10.77 ft at 1:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 10.77 ft at 2:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 10.79 ft at 2:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 10.8 ft at 3:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 10.82 ft at 3:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 10.83 ft at 4:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 10.85 ft at 4:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 10.86 ft at 5:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 10.88 ft at 5:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 10.91 ft at 6:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 10.94 ft at 6:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 10.97 ft at 7:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 10.98 ft at 7:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 11.01 ft at 8:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 11.03 ft at 8:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 11.06 ft at 9:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 11.1 ft at 9:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 11.13 ft at 10:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 11.17 ft at 10:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 11.21 ft at 11:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 11.27 ft at 11:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 11.32 ft at 12:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 11.35 ft at 12:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 11.35 ft at 1:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 11.45 ft at 1:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 11.49 ft at 2:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 11.57 ft at 2:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 11.57 ft at 3:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 11.65 ft at 3:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 11.69 ft at 4:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 11.75 ft at 4:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 11.8 ft at 5:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 11.85 ft at 5:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 11.91 ft at 6:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 11.97 ft at 6:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 11.99 ft at 7:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 12.08 ft at 7:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 12.14 ft at 8:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 12.21 ft at 8:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 12.26 ft at 9:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 12.34 ft at 9:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 12.37 ft at 10:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 12.44 ft at 10:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 12.5 ft at 11:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 12.54 ft at 11:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 12.59 ft at 12:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 12.67 ft at 12:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 12.71 ft at 1:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 12.78 ft at 1:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 12.83 ft at 2:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 12.89 ft at 2:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 12.95 ft at 3:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 13.03 ft at 3:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 13.07 ft at 4:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 13.13 ft at 4:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 13.18 ft at 5:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 13.25 ft at 5:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 13.33 ft at 6:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 13.35 ft at 6:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 13.41 ft at 7:00AM Nov 26, 2014Highest Observation: 13.48 ft at 7:30AM Nov 26, 2014Forecast: 14.2 ft 12:00PM Nov 26, 2014Forecast: 14.9 ft 6:00PM Nov 26, 2014Forecast: 15.6 ft 12:00AM Nov 27, 2014Forecast: 16.1 ft 6:00AM Nov 27, 2014Forecast: 16.5 ft 12:00PM Nov 27, 2014Forecast: 16.8 ft 6:00PM Nov 27, 2014Forecast: 16.9 ft 12:00AM Nov 28, 2014Highest Forecast: 17.1 ft 6:00AM Nov 28, 2014Highest Forecast: 17.1 ft 12:00PM Nov 28, 2014Highest Forecast: 17.1 ft 6:00PM Nov 28, 2014Forecast: 17 ft 12:00AM Nov 29, 2014Forecast: 16.9 ft 6:00AM Nov 29, 2014Forecast: 16.8 ft 12:00PM Nov 29, 2014Forecast: 16.6 ft 6:00PM Nov 29, 2014Forecast: 16.5 ft 12:00AM Nov 30, 2014Forecast: 16.4 ft 6:00AM Nov 30, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCPGM7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:46AM Nov 26, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 11:00AM Nov 25)Latest observed value: 13.48 ft at 7:30 AM CST 26-Nov-2014. Flood Stage is 32 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 42
Moderate Flood Stage: 37
Flood Stage: 32
Action Stage: 29
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 48.49 ft on 08/08/1993
(2) 47.00 ft on 05/24/1995
(3) 46.90 ft on 08/03/1993
(4) 46.28 ft on 05/03/2011
(5) 45.70 ft on 05/18/2002
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 44.53 ft on 06/07/2013
(2) 40.24 ft on 05/07/2013
(3) 42.12 ft on 04/26/2013
(4) 32.17 ft on 03/15/2013
(5) 38.89 ft on 07/05/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.60 ft on 01/15/1909
(2) 0.80 ft on 02/01/1902
(3) 1.00 ft on 12/27/1897
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48.5 This flood will exceed the highest stage on record.
43 The flood gate on North Main Street closes.
42 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.
38 The flood gate at Broadway closes.
36 The flood gate on Themis Street closes.
32 Minor flooding occurs. The Mississippi River backs into several creeks producing flooding.
29 The area north of the Little River Diversion Channel begins to flood.
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(1) Gage House
(2) Mississippi River Upstream
(3) Mississippi River Downstream
(4) Floodwall
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Latitude: 37.301944° N, Longitude: 89.518056° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 32 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
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Elevation
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 304.65 ft 336.65 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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