Mississippi River

Section one of "The Captains Return" statue is lowered by crane onto a flatbed truck on the St. Louis Riverfront in St. Louis on April 17, 2014. The statue depicting the landing of explorers Lewis and Clark is being moved to higher ground after eight years of constant flooding and mud erosion.    UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Lewis & Clark On The Move

St. Louis riverfront statue being relocated to higher ground


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Flood Insurance Rate Spikes Ripple Across Missouri, Illinois

Policyholders who have long-enjoyed subsidized rates under the debt-ridden National Flood Insurance Program will see premiums rise steadily in the coming years.


(KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

Update: Power Restored in Cahokia, Ameren Dealing With Other Outages

Heavy winds and power lines don’t mix well, and that’s led to early-morning outages on both sides of the Mississippi.



Record Number Of Bald Eagles Counted In Illinois

The vast majority of the eagles were counted along the Mississippi River.


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Lewis and Clark Statue Moving

A statue of explorers Meriweather Lewis and William Clark is moving from the riverfront.


Workers carry a door as the dimantling of the Riverboat Admiral is underway on the St. Louis Riverfront in St. Louis on March 10, 2011. Plans are set for it to travel upriver to Alton, Illinois, where it will be scrapped.  The Admiral was once recorded as being the largest river cruise ship in the world and the first Mississippi Riverboat to be fully air-conditioned. In the 1990's the Admiral became a riverboat casino, known as the "President Casino on the Admiral", which went out of business last year.   IUPI/Bill Greenblatt

Goldenrod Showboat Set for Scrapyard

The new owners of the century-old showboat say they’re going to float it straight to the scrapyard once the river rises high enough.



Canoe Capsizes in Mississippi River near Chain of Rocks

Both men had to swim to shore and were in the water about 20 minutes.


File photo (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Corps Continues Rock Removal in Mississippi River

Despite the recent snowmelt the Mississippi River remains at a level that’s allowing the Army Corps of Engineers to remove rock pinnacles that halted barge traffic last year.


Dave Dietrich, dressed as Santa Claus, lifts a ski while skiing on the Mississippi River during the 28th annual New Years Day  Polar Bear Ski Event in St. Louis on January 1, 2014. The event promotes raising funds for Disabled Athletes. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Water Skiers Ignore Winter, Brave Cold for Disabled Athletes

Every year the Disabled Water Ski Association puts on the Polar Bear Water Ski


Workers patch the tower legs of the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge on July 23, 2013. Photo via MoDOT/IDOT

Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge Will Open Feb. 9

Transportation officials will celebrate the completion of the bridge on February 8, 2014 and open it up for the traffic the next morning.