Stock photo of Mississippi River flooding. Photo: KMOX/ Tanya Sinkovits

Towns Hopeful Worst of Flood is Behind Them

Officials in several Mississippi River towns were cautiously optimistic that they’ll soon emerge from this year’s flood with relatively minor damage.



Clarksville Again Braces For Flooding

“When the prediction came to us in April, we built a wall with excess room at the top beyond what they suggested where the level might be,” Clarksville Mayor Jo Ann Smiley says.


Flooding continues on St. Louis riverfront

Flood Warning Issued For St. Louis Area

At noon Thursday the Mississippi at St. Louis was 28.1 ft., less than two feet below the 30 ft. flood stage. By Saturday morning the river is expected to rise near 32.5 ft.


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.


Aerial photo of Mississippi River at Clarksville, Mo. on April 20, 2013 (Twitter/Gov. Jay Nixon's office)

Clarksville Gets Visit From Volunteers, Gov. Nixon

The fight against Mississippi River flooding continued there on Saturday, as thousands of sandbags were filled.


A 2013 file photo shows volunteers bracing for Mississippi River floodwaters in Clarksville, Mo. (KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

Mighty Mississippi Has Mo., Ill. Towns Bracing For Floods

Residents of Clarksville, Mo. are among those sandbagging in preparation for what the NWS calls “major” flooding.


Flooding Spring 2013

Mo. Gov. Nixon Declares State of Emergency

Nixon on Friday activated the Missouri National Guard, deploying them to Clarksville and other Mississippi River towns under siege by the Mississippi River.



Sandbagging Efforts Continue In Clarksville, Mo.

“Without volunteers, we won’t make it,” Clarksville Mayor Jo Anne Smiley said Friday.


Photo via Twitter feed of Casey Nolan/KSDK

Clarksville, Missouri Scrambles To Sandbag

Rapidly rising water caused an immediate need for people to fill sandbags Thursday morning.


Mississippi River

Hydrologist: Flooding Could Be Worst Since 1995

Fuchs said crests will take place over the next five to ten days. The Mississippi should crest at St. Louis Tuesday within 6 inches of what is considered “major flooding.”



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