Friday, June 20, 2008

Mississippi River Flood:

Mississippi River Flood: Clarksville Missouri 6.17.2008
Originally uploaded by Notley

Clarksville, Missouri (June 17, 2008) -- Like they did in 1993, the residents of Clarksville have turned out to assist one another in building sandbag walls to hold back the rising Mississippi. But weather forecasters are predicting the C-ville will encounter a more significant event than in 1993.

As flood waters move closer to St. Louis and join with the Missouri and Illinois Rivers, they enter the gauntlet which is St. Louis' Levee system. The levees bottleneck the river, backing waters into low lying communities north of the city.

Photos courtesy: Notley Hawkins

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