Floodgates to close in Caruthersville, MO

Floodgates to close in Caruthersville, MO
The St. Francis Levee District of Missouri Chief Engineer Charles Davis said they are going to close the flood gates at Reynolds Park for safety concerns. (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)

CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KFVS) - The St. Francis Levee District will begin closing the floodgates at the Caruthersville, Missouri floodwall on Thursday, Feb. 14.

The St. Francis Levee District of Missouri Chief Engineer Charles Davis said they are going to close the floodgates at Reynolds Park for safety concerns.

The water still has a ways to go the reach the actual levee wall, but they are still closing the floodgates to keep people out of the river.

Davis said there will be a lot of debris and fallen trees, limbs that wash ashore at the park and they don’t want anyone getting hurt so they just decided to close off the two main gates.

Not all gates will close. There will be the one behind Bunge that will still be open for their business and the service road at the casino.

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