Mississippi River dropping in Missouri

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A warm, dry April is helping to ease flood concerns in Missouri.

The month began with worries high in many towns along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, with minor to moderate flooding at several places.

The rivers are still high in spots, but they are mostly on the decline.

In Hannibal, the Mississippi was at 18 feet last Wednesday, about two feet above technical flood stage. But by the time the high water got to St. Louis, the river was below flood stage.

Meanwhile, the Missouri has dropped below flood stage throughout the state.

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