Butch Dye

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

Mississippi Crests at St. Louis, Begins Descent

The river reached 35.5, feet 5.5 feet above flood stage, at a gauge near the Gateway Arch early Thursday morning but had fallen about a half-foot by midday.

04/25/2013

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