CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Cape Girardeau officials say they're cautiously optimistic that the Mississippi River may have already reached it's peak.
The National Weather Service projects the water will continue to go down.
Public Works crews also believe the worst is over, but are making sure water isn't making it's way through.
During a tour of the floodwall officials said while it is strong, they are checking for any weaknesses.
The spots are detected by looking for water and mud.
When they are identified workers will spray paint the spot, sandbag around it, and have it repaired.
The City of Cape Girardeau released a statement saying that while the worst is over, the city is still in a major flood stage.
Crews will continue to monitor the wall and Cape Girardeau's multiple levees until the water level goes down.