St. Louis Flood Wall during the 93 flood
Twenty years ago today the Mississippi River reached its highest point in recorded history on the St. Louis gage. The river was only a few feet from the top of the St. Louis flood wall, and had already overwhelmed many smaller levees throughout the region. The Flood of 1993 claimed dozens of lives, incurred billions of dollars in damages, and forever changed many communities along the river.

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Photo by: USACE St. Louis District |  VIRIN: 930801-A-CE999-005.JPG