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Ohio River at Record Level at Cairo

Published: May. 1, 2011 at 3:56 PM CDT
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(KFVS) -- The Ohio River at Cairo, Illinois has moved in to uncharted waters.  The river passed the previous record (59.5 feet in 1937) at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

At 11:00 a.m. the Ohio River at Cairo is at 59.83 feet.  The latest forecast information available, last evening, has Ohio River cresting at 60.5 feet.