The Mississippi River has begun its retreat from the riverfronts in Hannibal, Saverton and Louisiana.


The Mississippi River has begun its retreat from the riverfronts in Hannibal, Saverton and Louisiana.
As of 1 p.m., the river stage in Hannibal was 20.03 feet, which represents a drop of 0.05 of a foot. In Saverton (19.34 feet) the river is 0.04 of a foot lower than on Tuesday at the same time while in Louisiana (19.14) it has dipped 0.01 of a foot.
In Clarksville the river was still climbing. The 29.44 river stage represented a 0.02 of a foot rise in 24 hours.
The forecast in Hannibal is for the river to hold about steady through Saturday before beginning a steady drop next week.
Moderate flood stage in Hannibal is 18 feet.