Mississippi River slowly rising in Cape Girardeau

MIssissippi River rising

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Flood gates are open at the Cape Girardeau riverfront, but that could change in the coming days.

The Mississippi River is slowly rising and is expected to hit 39 and a half feet in about a week and a half.

The Themis gate will close as the river approaches 36 feet which forecasters say will happen this weekend.

The city closes the Broadway gate when the river reaches 38 feet.

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