GRAFTON, Ill. – Rising water on the Mississippi river has prompted a flood warning to be issued for Grafton, Illinois.
The river sits about five feet above flood stage, but overall projections are favorable. The National Weather Service estimated the river will rise to 26.5 feet by Friday morning. The only closing as of Monday morning is the ferry that takes commuters from St. Charles to Grafton. All other businesses remain open.
In Clarksville, Missouri, where the river is eight feet above flood stage, sandbagging began late last week. It’s estimated the river will rise another foot and a half by Tuesday night.
Highway 79 has been closed south of Clarksville because of high water.