The river rose sharply in late June and early July due to heavy rains in the upper Midwest.
Two Mississippi River bridges closed for several days due to flooding are open again as floodwaters continue to recede in areas north of St. Louis.
Officials in several Mississippi River towns were cautiously optimistic that they’ll soon emerge from this year’s flood with relatively minor damage.
The Illinois Department of Transportation have closed down 100 and set up a detour involving Route 3, Highway 109, and Highway 16.
Tom Thompson, the mayor of Grafton, says his city is open for business, despite flooding along the Mississippi River.
The call continues to go out for volunteers to help with sandbag work in Louisiana, Missouri.
Approximately 50 Missouri Department of Corrections offenders will arrive in Clarksville Saturday morning
As Mississippi River swells, some residents are filling old sandbags themselves.
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.
A towboat has sunk in the Mississippi River, near the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.