St. Louis Prepares for Flooding

Large timber floats down the Mississippi River, collecting near the Eads Bridge on the St. Louis riverfront in St. Louis on April 23, 2013. Forcasters expect the river to rise to about 35 feet at St. Louis, 15 feet over flood stage with a crest expected on April 24. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Flooding continues on St. Louis riverfront
Large timber floats down the Mississippi River, collecting near the Eads Bridge on the St. Louis riverfront in St. Louis on April 23, 2013. Forcasters expect the river to rise to about 35 feet at St. Louis, 15 feet over flood stage with a crest expected on April 24. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Large timber floats down the Mississippi River, collecting near the Eads Bridge on the St. Louis riverfront in St. Louis on April 23, 2013. Forcasters expect the river to rise to about 35 feet at St. Louis, 15 feet over flood stage with a crest expected on April 24. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Flooding continues on St. Louis riverfront
Flooding continues on St. Louis riverfront
A parking garage is unusable as the Mississippi River flows in on the St. Louis riverfront in St. Louis on April 23, 2013. Forecasters expect the river to rise to about 35 feet at St. Louis, 15 feet over flood stage with a crest expected on April 24. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Flooding continues on St. Louis riverfront
Flooding continues on St. Louis riverfront
A family of Canadian geese make their way up the riverbank of the Mississippi River on the St. Louis riverfront in St. Louis on April 23, 2013. Forcasters expect the river to rise to about 35 feet at St. Louis, 15 feet over flood stage with a crest expected on April 24. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis prepares for flooding
Water begins to cover roads underneath the Eads Bridge on the St. Louis Riverfront in St. Louis on April 19, 2013. Officials predict the Mississippi River to crest at 39.4 feet on the St. Louis riverfront on April 23. That is more than nine feet over flood stage. The record crest set back in 1993 was more than 49 feet.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis prepares for flooding
St. Louis prepares for flooding
City street workers build the flood gate as the Mississippi River threatens to overtake the St. Louis Riverfront in St. Louis on April 19, 2013. Officials predict the Mississippi River to crest at 39.4 feet on the St. Louis riverfront on April 23. That is more than nine feet over flood stage. The record crest set back in 1993 was more than 49 feet. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis prepares for flooding
St. Louis prepares for flooding
City street workers build the flood gate as the Mississippi River threatens to overtake the St. Louis Riverfront in St. Louis on April 19, 2013. Officials predict the Mississippi River to crest at 39.4 feet on the St. Louis riverfront on April 23. That is more than nine feet over flood stage. The record crest set back in 1993 was more than 49 feet. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis prepares for flooding
St. Louis prepares for flooding
City street workers build the flood gate as the Mississippi River threatens to overtake the St. Louis Riverfront in St. Louis on April 19, 2013. Officials predict the Mississippi River to crest at 39.4 feet on the St. Louis riverfront on April 23. That is more than nine feet over flood stage. The record crest set back in 1993 was more than 49 feet. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis prepares for flooding
St. Louis prepares for flooding
City street workers build the flood gate as the Mississippi River threatens to overtake the St. Louis Riverfront in St. Louis on April 19, 2013. Officials predict the Mississippi River to crest at 39.4 feet on the St. Louis riverfront on April 23. That is more than nine feet over flood stage. The record crest set back in 1993 was more than 49 feet. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis prepares for flooding
Visitors move in to get a closer look at whats left of the Lewis and Clark statue as the Mississippi River overtakes on the St. Louis Riverfront in St. Louis on April 19, 2013. Officials predict the Mississippi River to crest at 39.4 feet on the St. Louis riverfront on April 23. That is more than nine feet over flood stage. The record crest set back in 1993 was more than 49 feet. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt
UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis prepares for flooding
The rising Mississippi River takes over the Lewis and Clark statue on the St. Louis Riverfront in St. Louis on April 19, 2013. Officials predict the Mississippi River to crest at 39.4 feet on the St. Louis riverfront on April 23. That is more than nine feet over flood stage. The record crest set back in 1993 was more than 49 feet. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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