last year was very wet and recent snowmelt and precip have rivers running high or above flood stage....the ground is saturated the first of two heavy rain events will be starting this evening....with another later in the week..WPC has widespread 5-7 inches over much of the region the next 7 days     this will cause potential major flooding....especially if the active pattern continues after this 7 day peirod I'm not saying this will happen but for reference the OH river at Cairo IL is at 42 feet (and falling for now)  action stage 32 flood stage 40... Historic Crests Cairo
(1) 61.72 ft on 05/02/2011 (they had to blow the levee just downstream)
(2) 59.50 ft on 02/03/1937
(3) 56.50 ft on 04/03/1975
(4) 56.40 ft on 04/20/1927
(5) 56.20 ft on 03/11/1997 MS river New Madrid MO current stage 31..action 30 flood 34 1) 48.35 ft on 05/06/2011
(2) 48.00 ft on 02/03/1937
(3) 45.27 ft on 04/29/2011
(4) 44.60 ft on 04/09/1913
(5) 43.60 ft on 04/04/1975