posted on Jan, 24 2013 @ 01:50 PM
I will be getting out to get some photos soon, it has just been too cold for my taste to be down by the water with the wind.
The river has been staying up from where it was when I first started the thread though. This is very good news, it does show we are on a slow raod to
Today the river sits at 11.7 feet at Thebes and 9.52 feet at Cape Girardeau. I am not sure why lately Thebes has been sitting deeper then Cape
Girardeau, but normally Thebes is the lower of the two. Regardless the depth has been staying up for the most part keeping the river open. The only
problems I could see at this point would be ice and ice flow. I am not sure how much the hulls of barges can take, but I am sure with the still lower
levels of water there is bound to be ice toward the north.
I still believe that by late spring early summer the river will start to near its normal depth and start to close in on just over normal depths.