River Flooding Climbing up Stairs Leading to St. Louis Arch


ST. LOUIS – The threat of flooding is spreading to other parts of the state. 

Now the swollen Mississippi River is slowly climbing up the steps of the Saint Louis Arch.

“I actually like running on the riverfront but obviously I can’t do it today,” Jim Mosley, a runner from St. Louis said. “This is probably the highest I’ve seen it in the almost 20 years I’ve lived here.”

Water from Saturday’s heavy rains were apparently still flowing through the sewer system. A pile of floating debris was evidence of how litter can jam up the system.

But a recently installed flood gate remained secure.

Also, it was two for one for arch visitors they were able to see the monument and the flooding.

The Mississippi also attracted locals who gathered under the arch.

Although mother nature creates some remarkable scenes, dangers lurk in flood waters.

Missouri governor Mike Parson warned citizens of the dangers last Friday during a meeting with HUD Secretary Ben Carson.

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