Cape Girardeau Riverfront Park Reopened: Waters Expected to Return to Normal Early Next Week

May 19, 2017

The Broadway entrance to the Cape Girardeau river wall’s floodgate has been reopened to the public after weeks of rising waters from the Mississippi River. There are still some parts that are blocked off to the public due to water and debris. Brock Davis, the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department manager said cleanup is underway.

“There’s still some water over the trail down there, and the debris and mud that washes up from the floods,” said Davis. “We’ll go down and clean up as we can, and move the barricades back until we’ve got it all done."

Davis said the water levels on the Mississippi River should be back to normal early next week.