Michael Farris Smith

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Michael Farris Smith has been awarded the Transatlantic Review Award, Brick Streets Press Short Story Award, Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Arts Fellowship and the Alabama Arts Council Fellowship Award for Literature. He is a graduate […]


Flooding Spring 2013

2 Levees Near Confluence of Missouri, Mississippi Rivers Overtopped

Kuhs and Columbia Bottoms levees protect mostly farmland, conservation areas.


Photo: KMOX

Storms Boost River Levels; Some near Flood Stage

Forecasters said rivers would see a dramatic, if temporary, rise over the next few days, with some waterways expected to swell by as much as 15 feet.



258 Creeks, Lakes, Rivers Make Missouri’s Impaired Water List

Eight bodies of water added, one removed from this year’s list


5/15/12-Caroline Pufalt with the Missouri chapter of the Sierra Club speaks during a press conference at St. Louis City Hall Tuesday in response to a national study that names the Missouri River the fourth "Most Endangered" river in America. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Report: Missouri River Among 10 “Most Endangered” In U.S.

Report: Effort to channel Missouri “has actually made flood damages worse”.


Current view of the St. Louis riverfront looking south from beneath the King Bridge downtown. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Plan To Transform Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. Underway

Raising Mississippi border road above floodline key element.



Caterpillar Foundation Giving $5M To River Project

The gift goes toward a program with the goal of sustaining the world’s great rivers.


Kally Higgins with the group Friends of Ozark Riverways speaks during Tuesday's press conference at the Alpine Shop in Kirkwood. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Current Makes List of Most Endangered U.S. Rivers

“The river’s being loved to death”.