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Old 05-11-2007, 05:41 PM
 
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Default Flooding on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers

As many of you know, the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers are flooding. In fact, this week, some levees near Kansas City have failed. The flood waters are expected to crest this weekend at Washington, Hermann, and St. Charles on the Missouri. The river at St. Louis is also on the rise, as a result. The water is lapping over the curb and onto the Wharf Street. The downtown flood gates are in place and closed. We're nowhere close to a flood like in 1993 or 1995, but it is the most significant in years.

Here is a picture of the Lewis and Clark monument on the St. Louis Riverfront, as it looked on May 8. This is what it normally looks like. Below, I have included a photo of what it looks like today. A friend of mine sent me a cell phone photo of the statue. It's not a great photo, but it shows how the statue is almost completely under water.
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