06-14-2013, 08:45 AM
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  • mikeperry
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Just over a week ago the nearby Mississippi River was 45 feet higher than it was on 1st Jan 2013. The below photos are of the Meramec River, as the crow flies we live about 1/3 of a mile away...

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2013-06-05: Highway 30 sailing over the flooded Meramec River



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2013-06-05: Flooded Meramec River at aptly named Water St



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2013-06-05: Flooded Meramec River at aptly named Water St



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2013-06-05: Flooded Meramec River at aptly named Water St



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2013-06-05: Flooded car park at our little olde town's (new) Farmers Market



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2013-06-05: Flooded Meramec River at next street over



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2013-06-05: Flooded Meramec River at next street over



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2013-06-05: Flooded Meramec River at next street over



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2013-06-04: Owner of Fenton Feed Mill & his grandson



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2013-06-04: Granddaughter & grandson of owner of Fenton Feed Mill



Edit: Added in missing "mile".

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 06-14-2013, 09:00 AM
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  • TexBilly
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Great pics of another incredible cycle of nature, Mike.

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 06-14-2013, 09:15 AM
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  • freddy
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Mike, I hope your family and you are all safe and that your home and garden have experienced no damage.

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 06-14-2013, 11:38 AM
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It looks peaceful now, but I've seem firsthand how much damage water can do in a very short time. I hope everything is ok for you Mike.

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 06-14-2013, 02:48 PM
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Well, it looks as though those folks are making lemonade from the lemons they've been given.

Do you find that the flood prone areas have been turned into parkland etc? The reason I ask is that unless I missed something I saw no dwellings flooded. Good thing it wasn't higher though.

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 06-15-2013, 05:17 AM
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  • Johnny
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Great pictures Mike. That's something I hope I never have to experience.

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 06-19-2013, 11:23 AM
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  • mikeperry
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Gents, thankfully our home is well above the local floodplain, the only inconvenience we directly experience are road closures...

Brian, yep! parkland and golf courses seem to make up the majority of flood prone areas around here.

I know there was a few homes in Arnold that experienced minor flooding and one home in Fenton (just to the left and other side of "Highway 30 sailing over the flooded Meramec River") experienced about 4 to 5 feet of water in their home...

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