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The Mississippi River is expected to crest Monday night at 39.8 feet, which is nearly 10 feet above flood stage. (KMOX/ Tanya Sinkovits)

Mississippi River Dropping, But Problems Remain

The waterway has crested from Iowa through southern Missouri and Illinois, but it remained above flood stage at many spots Monday.

06/10/2013

The Mississippi River is expected to crest Monday night at 39.8 feet, which is nearly 10 feet above flood stage. (KMOX/ Tanya Sinkovits)

Mississippi River Crests in Midwest As More Rain Looms

The National Weather Service said the river had crested in the St. Louis area and the Illinois towns of Grafton and Alton further north.

06/06/2013

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Flooding Expected Along the Mississippi, Missouri Rivers This Weekend

The National Weather Service is expecting the Mississippi at St. Louis to rise higher and crest a day later.

05/29/2013

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

May Forecast Calls for Rain, Below-Average Temperatures

As we look forward to warming up and drying out, Mother Nature may not be on the same page.

05/06/2013

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

New Rain Will Again Raise River Levels

National Weather Service hydrologist Mark Fuchs says as many as four inches could fall Friday and Friday night.

05/02/2013

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.”

04/18/2013

Corn plants struggle to survive in a drought-stricken farm field (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Expert Warns That Drought Is Likely To Linger

That is not good news for water levels on the Mississippi River which already threaten to slow down, if not shut down, barge traffic between St. Louis and Cairo, Illinois.

12/11/2012

Mississippi River, KMOX/Brad Choat

Mississippi River Dropping Slower Than Expected

Months of drought have left the Mississippi near historic low levels, a problem worsened last month when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reduced the outflow from an upper Missouri River dam.

12/05/2012

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Possible Mississippi River Shutdown Threatens Thousands of Jobs

A nationwide drought, the worst to hit the U.S. in decades, has lowered water levels along the Mississippi River, threatening barge traffic.

11/30/2012

Carlyle Lake flooding (Photo/Bill Reker KMOX)

Flooding at Carlyle Lake Nears Old Record

Army Corps of Engineers is refusing to release water from Carlyle Lake, because it would worsen flooding on lower Mississippi

05/02/2011

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