- Associated Press - Thursday, April 6, 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Recent rains have pushed several rivers in Missouri, including the two big ones, above technical flood stage, but damage is expected to be minimal.

The Mississippi River is at or slightly above flood stage at northeast Missouri towns like Canton and Hannibal. It is expected to reach above flood stage south of St. Louis in places like Cape Girardeau by early next week.

The Missouri River is expected to crest 4 feet above flood stage Friday in Boonville, and 1 to 2 feet above flood stage in places like Hermann, Washington and St. Charles.

The worst of the flooding is along the Grand River in northwest Missouri, which was approaching major flood levels near Pattonsburg, Chillicothe and Sumner. No significant damage has been reported.

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