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Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 14.77 ft at 12:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.76 ft at 12:30PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.77 ft at 1:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.74 ft at 1:30PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.75 ft at 2:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.76 ft at 2:30PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.75 ft at 3:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.75 ft at 3:30PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.75 ft at 4:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.77 ft at 4:30PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.78 ft at 5:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.79 ft at 5:30PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.76 ft at 6:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.76 ft at 6:30PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.75 ft at 7:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.75 ft at 7:30PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.75 ft at 8:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.76 ft at 8:30PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.76 ft at 9:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.77 ft at 9:30PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.78 ft at 10:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.78 ft at 10:30PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.79 ft at 11:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.81 ft at 11:30PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 14.78 ft at 12:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 14.81 ft at 12:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 14.82 ft at 1:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 14.84 ft at 1:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 14.87 ft at 2:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 14.95 ft at 2:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 14.9 ft at 3:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 14.91 ft at 3:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 14.94 ft at 4:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 14.98 ft at 4:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 15.03 ft at 5:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 15.01 ft at 5:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 15.03 ft at 6:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 15.06 ft at 6:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 15.13 ft at 7:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 15.21 ft at 7:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 15.13 ft at 8:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 15.16 ft at 8:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 15.21 ft at 9:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 15.25 ft at 9:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 15.32 ft at 10:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 15.37 ft at 10:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 15.44 ft at 11:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 15.5 ft at 11:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 15.54 ft at 12:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 15.54 ft at 12:30PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 15.68 ft at 1:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 15.72 ft at 1:30PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 15.78 ft at 2:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 15.85 ft at 2:30PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 15.91 ft at 3:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 15.96 ft at 3:30PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 16.07 ft at 4:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 16.13 ft at 4:30PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 16.19 ft at 5:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 16.29 ft at 5:30PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 16.36 ft at 6:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 16.44 ft at 6:30PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 16.51 ft at 7:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 16.56 ft at 7:30PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 16.64 ft at 8:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 16.74 ft at 8:30PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 16.78 ft at 9:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 16.86 ft at 9:30PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 16.92 ft at 10:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 17.01 ft at 10:30PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 17.07 ft at 11:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 17.14 ft at 11:30PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 17.2 ft at 12:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.26 ft at 12:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.32 ft at 1:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.39 ft at 1:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.43 ft at 2:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.49 ft at 2:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.56 ft at 3:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.61 ft at 3:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.66 ft at 4:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.71 ft at 4:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.77 ft at 5:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.79 ft at 5:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.83 ft at 6:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.87 ft at 6:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.91 ft at 7:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.92 ft at 7:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.95 ft at 8:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.98 ft at 8:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 18.01 ft at 9:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 18 ft at 9:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 18.01 ft at 10:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 18.04 ft at 10:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 18.05 ft at 11:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 18.06 ft at 11:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 18.06 ft at 12:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 18.06 ft at 12:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 18.06 ft at 1:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 18.06 ft at 1:30PM Aug 19, 2014Highest Observation: 18.09 ft at 2:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 18.05 ft at 2:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 18.05 ft at 3:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 18.06 ft at 3:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 18.04 ft at 4:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 18 ft at 4:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.99 ft at 5:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.98 ft at 5:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.94 ft at 6:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.93 ft at 6:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.87 ft at 7:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.86 ft at 7:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.79 ft at 8:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.78 ft at 8:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.74 ft at 9:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.71 ft at 9:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.7 ft at 10:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.66 ft at 10:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.62 ft at 11:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.58 ft at 11:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 17.55 ft at 12:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 17.52 ft at 12:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 17.44 ft at 1:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 17.4 ft at 1:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 17.35 ft at 2:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 17.32 ft at 2:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 17.27 ft at 3:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 17.24 ft at 3:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 17.14 ft at 4:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 17.12 ft at 4:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 16.99 ft at 5:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 17.06 ft at 5:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 17 ft at 6:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 16.98 ft at 6:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 16.93 ft at 7:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 16.89 ft at 7:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 16.85 ft at 8:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 16.83 ft at 8:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 16.78 ft at 9:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 16.75 ft at 9:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 16.72 ft at 10:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 16.68 ft at 10:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 16.65 ft at 11:00AM Aug 20, 2014Forecast: 16.5 ft 1:00PM Aug 20, 2014Forecast: 16.2 ft 7:00PM Aug 20, 2014Forecast: 16 ft 1:00AM Aug 21, 2014Forecast: 16.1 ft 7:00AM Aug 21, 2014Forecast: 16.3 ft 1:00PM Aug 21, 2014Forecast: 16.6 ft 7:00PM Aug 21, 2014Forecast: 16.9 ft 1:00AM Aug 22, 2014Forecast: 17.2 ft 7:00AM Aug 22, 2014Forecast: 17.4 ft 1:00PM Aug 22, 2014Forecast: 17.5 ft 7:00PM Aug 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 17.6 ft 1:00AM Aug 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 17.6 ft 7:00AM Aug 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 17.6 ft 1:00PM Aug 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 17.6 ft 7:00PM Aug 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 17.6 ft 1:00AM Aug 24, 2014Forecast: 17.5 ft 7:00AM Aug 24, 2014Forecast: 17.4 ft 1:00PM Aug 24, 2014Forecast: 17.2 ft 7:00PM Aug 24, 2014Forecast: 17 ft 1:00AM Aug 25, 2014Forecast: 16.8 ft 7:00AM Aug 25, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCPGM7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:31AM Aug 20, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:34AM Aug 20)Latest observed value: 16.65 ft at 11:00 AM CDT 20-Aug-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

Historical 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.

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
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
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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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