Mississippi River

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

No $$$ For Sandbags In Clarksville

As Mississippi River swells, some residents are filling old sandbags themselves.


Photo: KMOX

4 Rescued When Towboat Sinks in Mississippi River

The Coast Guard reopened the river between Lock and Dam 27 and the Eads Bridge last night, about nine hours after the Jim Marko went down.


File photo of a tugboat. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Towboat Sinks in Mississippi River

A towboat has sunk in the Mississippi River, near the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.


Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Tugboat Sinking in Mississippi River

The Alton Fire Department rescue boat is on the scene near the Conoco Phillips facility, south of the Lock and Dam.


Photo: Getty/Scott Olson

Asian Carp Demand Still Sluggish

Efforts to get invasive fish out of Missouri, Mississippi rivers & sell them have not been lucrative.


Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Business Interests Pushing New Barge Plan along Mississippi

St. Louis and dozens of other cities along the river are supporting a plan to let barges carry shipping containers.


A St. Louis firefighter steers a vehicle that has become stuck in high waters as a tow truck pushes in St. Louis on April 2. 2014. Heavy, all-day rains have flooded many area roads in low areas near the Mississippi River. Three cars were stranded in this area north of the city but no injuries were reported. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Minor Flooding in Parts of Northeast Missouri

The Mississippi River is flooding in several towns north of St. Louis as a result of recent rains, and the high water will apparently stick around for several days.


Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Mayors Want More Shipping On The River

Francis Slay joined several others in push for increase in commercial barge shipping on Mississippi.


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


Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

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.





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