3/22/2013 Murphysboro, IL Big Muddy River Flood

A combination of snow melt moving down the Mississippi River and heavy rainfall across the Big Muddy River basin last weekend has led to a rise of the river.

The river at Murphysboro is currently at Moderate flood stage and is expected to crest at 29.0' on Saturday morning.

As of 4pm, March 22, the river was at 28.73' in moderate flood stage. Flood stage of the Big Muddy River at Murphysboro is 22.0'.

The forecasted 29.0' crest will rank #33 of all time for the river at Murphysboro.

The river rose to flood stage back on Monday and is expected to fall below flood stage on Wednesday.

Video package opens with establishing shots of the river flowing over IL-127 on the south side of Murphysboro, including a shot of the gauge house along the river.

Shots of 4th and Plum street in Murphysboro completely inundated with water. Various shots of the blockades and water over the road. Shots also include the street sign at the 4th/Plum intersection.

More shots include flooding in and around the Riverside Park in Murphysboro. Establishing shot of one of the blockades with the Riverside Park road sign. Various shots of blockades closing roads, shots of picnic tables inundated, and a "No Swimming" sign poking out from the flooding water. Wraps up with the parking lot of the park flooded.

Finishing shots of river flow and a wide shot of the river at Murphysboro.