Flood of ’93 Retrospective to be shown at MW Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center

Published Aug. 8, 2013

Mark Twain Lake – Twenty years ago this month 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.

To commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the crest of the river, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake will be showing two videos: “The Summer That Never Was” and “Holding Back the River” on Saturday August 17th and Sunday August 18th .  These videos will run continuously from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day in the Visitor Center Community Room.  Refreshments will be available courtesy of the Mark Twain Lake Visitors and Educational Resource Center Committee (MTLVERCC). 

The M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center is located south of the Clarence Cannon Dam on Rt. J.  For more information, please email marktwaininfo@usace.army.mil or call 573-735-4097.

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