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Mississippi river flooding keeps business closed

With water receding on the Mississippi, some riverfront businesses continue to struggle including the Mark Twain Riverboat.

The owner said they have yet to open at all this year because of the flooding.

He said the riverboat’s season usually starts at the end of March.

The owner said, right now, he’s stuck waiting for the water to come down to a level where he can open.

“You can’t count on the predictions being the same at the end of the week with what they are today, so, we have to watch it daily just like everybody that’s along the river is watching all the river predictions, and just trying to plan ahead…knowing which cruises are going to get canceled.” said Captain Steve Terry

Terry said he hopes to have the Mark Twain Riverboat open for the first time sometime later this week.

tpeterson

Photojournalist for WGEM

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