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Spring Flood 2013

St. Louis District Corps of Engineers Update
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

All flood protection projects within the St. Louis District are holding to their design level of protection. Our flood fight team in the Cape Girardeau area continues patrolling the levees with local authorities today. All other flood fight teams are maintaining contact with their respective levee officials.

All stages on the Missouri, Illinois, and Mississippi Rivers within the St. Louis District continue to drop.
Historic Floods in the St. Louis Region

The June 4, 2013 crest is the fourth highest recorded level at St. Louis since the Corps of Engineer gage was installed in 1861.
A 100-year flood is a flood event that has a 1 percent (1-in-100) chance of occurring in any given year.
A 500-year flood has a .2 percent (1-in-500) chance of occurring in any given year.
*2013 flood crests are preliminary pending official confirmation.

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Lake Shelbyville set to accommodate maximum holiday weekend crowds

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville anticipates a very busy upcoming holiday celebration over the next 10 days. The Lake is open for all visitors to enjoy and should have plenty of water. As of June 28th, and with no additional rainfall, the lake is projected to crest on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 611.5 feet above sea level (referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD)). On June 28, at 7:00 a.m., the lake level was 610.40 feet above sea level NGVD, which is 10.70 feet above normal summer pool (599.7 feet above sea level NGVD).
Published: 6/28/2013

Kaskaskia River Project is Back in Business

The Kaskaskia River Project, located near the mouth of the Kaskaskia River, is now back in operation for visitors to come and enjoy the recreation areas. The third largest flood experienced at the Kaskaskia Lock and Dam since the 1993 and 1995 floods has now receded enough to clean up the debris and facilities. The Kaskaskia River Boat Access and picnic shelter, located upstream of the lock and dam, are available for public use.
Published: 6/25/2013

Traffic on Middle Mississippi resumes as river levels drop

ST. LOUIS – In response to receding water, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are taking steps to get river traffic moving again after the Mississippi River crested on Tuesday, marking the fourth highest recorded water level since the St. Louis Corps of Engineer gage was installed in 1861.
Published: 6/6/2013
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