Mississippi River floodgates in Cape Girardeau closed

Broadway floodgate closed in Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The pedestrian floodgates along the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau are closed.

Both Cape Girardeau and Thebes Rivers are to crest on Saturday, March 23 at 40.5 feet.

According to Public Works, the Themis floodgate closed on Thursday afternoon, March 14.

Crews closed the gate at Broadway on Friday, March 15 at 8:40 a.m.

Crews closed the Broadway floodgate on Friday, March 15 at 8:40 a.m.
Crews closed the Broadway floodgate on Friday, March 15 at 8:40 a.m. (Source: KFVS/Rob Foote)

In addition to the floodgates, the gate to the entrance of the Red Star boat ramp was also closed on Friday.

The Mississippi River stage on Friday was 35.7 feet and rising quickly, according to Public Works.

They say the forecast showed it reaching a high stage of 40.5 feet on Saturday morning, March 23 and falling starting on Tuesday, March 26.

Crews closed the floodgates along the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau on Thursday and Friday.
Crews closed the floodgates along the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau on Thursday and Friday. (Source: KFVS/Rob Foote)

According to Public Works, both pump stations are open.

They are coordinating with BNSF Railroad to close the north railroad gate on Monday morning, March 18.

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