Missouri


Rescuing farmland after a flood @physorg_com

We followed this flood event as keenly as anyone else with a stake in it, watching the two largest river systems, the MS & MO, unload¬† on the Upper MS River in 2011.¬† I found it amazing how those levees were designed to be blown or overtopped should just such a scenario arise. What forethought…


Tornadoes Strike Central, Southern US, Killing 17. More Heavy Weather on the way ~NWS

Parts of the South and Midwest could be in for more severe weather Monday, a day after suspected tornadoes killed at least 18 people in three states, including 10 who died in one devastated Arkansas county. NWS Updates. VILONIA, Ark. (AP) – Three years after a tornado devastated the Little Rock suburb of Vilonia, its…


St. Louis District Corps of Engineers Levee Update

Some levees in the area have been over-topped. This is not unusual for larger floods, when river levels rise above smaller levee heights. Levees over-topped in the St. Louis District include Columbia Bottoms and Kuhs in Missouri and Chouteau Island in Illinois. In the April flood, the following levees were overtopped: Pike Grain No. 4,…