Mississippi Rising – 3/12/2013

I love paddling and I work in downtown St. Louis. I started in October of last year and my building overlooks the Mississippi river. I’ve been watching the river level for some time, but its spring and the river is unpredictable. The river has been low all winter, but some weekend storms brought it back to its full glory. In a matter of 5 days, the river has risen 23 feet.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t paying attention and I don’t have before photos, but I do have current photos of where the river is at as of lunch today.

Before the 23 feet of water coming up, there was about 120 extra feet of shore next to the river.