(Hannibal, Mo)—Hannibal’s five floodgates are being removed. Efforts began at approximately 7:30 this morning to remove the floodgates that have been in place for the past three weeks.

The Mississippi River level dropped below the 19 feet mark Monday in Hannibal, and is predicted to continue falling to just above technical flood stage of 16 feet by next week, depending on rainfall.

South floodgate on Broadway being removed
North floodgate on Broadway being removed