ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The Great Flood of 1993 is remembered. Although flooding lasted from April into October, it was on August 1st 1993 that the Mississippi River crested at St. Louis. The flood level was 49.58 feet.
The water was flowing so fast it was estimated that it would fill the old Busch Stadium to the brim every 69 seconds.
The Great Flood of “93” was labeled the most costly in U.S. history. Damage was estimated at 15 Billion dollars.
Some 320,000 square miles of land was flooded and hundreds of levees were topped