ST. LOUIS (AP) — Persistent wet weather has caused rivers to rise in eastern Missouri, resulting in minor flooding along parts of the Mississippi and other rivers.
Much of the eastern part of the state has received 3 inches of rain or more over the past week. The Mississippi River is at flood stage in the northeast Missouri towns of Louisiana and Clarksville, leaving farm fields wet and closing a few roads.
In southeast Missouri, the Mississippi River was nearly 2 feet above technical flood stage on Wednesday at Cape Girardeau, where much of the town is protected by a flood wall. The river is expected to rise another 2 feet over next few days, but no significant damage is expected.
The rain also caused a spike in the frequently-flooding Meramec River near St. Louis. The Meramec was nearly 3 feet above flood stage at Arnold. A sports park and several roads were flooded.