Figure 1: Flooding near Grant Street in Canton, Missouri
Figure 2: Flooding north of downtown Canton, Missouri
Figure 3: Flooding of Pier Restaurant in Quincy, Illinois
Figure 4: Flooding of Bicentennial Park in Quincy, Illinois (taken from the New Quincy Memorial Bridge)
Figure 5: Flooding of Quincy Lock and Dam 21
Figure 6: Flooding of Quincy Lock and Dam 21 (note the amount of debris caught on the railing)
Figure 7: Flooding of Hannibal, Missouri (picture taken from Lovers Leap)
Figure 8: Flooding of Glascock's Landing Park in Hannibal, Missouri(looking north from the Broadway Street Flood Wall)
Figure 9: Broadway Street Flood Wall in Hannibal, Missouri (looking southeast)
Figure 10: Flooding near Hannibal, Missouri
Figure 11: Flooding of Highway E near Saverton, Missouri
Figure 12: Flooding along the north end of Saverton Drive in Saverton, Missouri
Figure 13: Flooding along Alabama Street in Louisiana, Missouri (taken from Main Street)
Figure 14: Flooding and debris covered the streets of Louisiana, Missouri.
Figure 15: Flooding along Highway 54 Bridge near Louisiana, Missouri(looking east)
Figure 16: Flooding of Highway 79 in Louisiana, Missouri
Figure 17: Flooding of the Clarksville Lock and Dam
Figure 18: Flooding Along First Street (Looking South)
Figure 19: Flood Control on Howard Street in Clarksville
Figure 20: Flooding along Highway 79 in Clarksville
Figure 21: Flooding east of Highway 79 north of Winfield, Missouri.
Figure 22: Flooding east of Highway 79 near Winfield, Missouri.
Figure 23: Flooding along The Great River Road (Highway 100) in Grafton, Illinois
Figure 24: Flooding along The Great River Road (Highway 100) near the intersection of Highway 3 (looking east)
Figure 25: Flooding along The Great River Road (Highway 100) near the intersection of Highway 3 (looking east)
Figure 26: Flooding near the Grafton Ferry in Grafton, Illinois
Figure 27: Mississippi River Flood waters approach cars parked in the Argosy Casino parking lot. The Discovery Bridge is in the background of this picture (looking east).
Figure 28: Mississippi River Flood waters approach cars parked in the Argosy Casino parking lot (looking west).
Figure 29: Flooding of State Street and The Great River Road (Highway 100) in Alton, Illinois
Figure 30: Flooding in Alton, Illinois with grain elevators in background.
Figure 31: Mississippi River flooding near the Eads Bridge (looking north from the flood wall)
Figure 32: Flood waters inch their way up the steps to the Arch
Figure 33: Flooding of the President Casino in Downtown St. Louis
Figure 34: Mississippi River flooding near The Landing in Downtown St. Louis
Figure 35: Flooding near Chester, Illinois
Figure 36: Flooding of Water Street in Chester, Illinois


 
Canton L&D 20
 
Quincy
 
Quincy L&D 21
 

Hannibal
 

Saverton L&D 22
 

Louisiana L&D 23
 

Clarksville L&D 24
 

Winfield L&D 25
 

Grafton
 

Alton L&D 26
 

St. Louis
 

Chester

The Mississippi River Flood of 2008

An extraordinary flood took place on the Mississippi River in June, resulting from two major rainfall events in Wisconsin and Iowa. The Wisconsin flooding resulted from two separate events, totaling more than 10 inches of rain over most of the southern third of the state. This resulted in record flooding for more than half of the forecast points across southeastern Wisconsin. In Iowa, two separate rain events generated record flooding at a dozen forecast points along the Cedar, Iowa, Wapsipinicon, and Mississippi Rivers.

 

 

As the floodwaters moved south, the Mississippi River produced near-record flooding from Canton, MO to Clarksville, MO with major flooding also reported at Grafton, IL and Chester, IL. The high backwater on adjacent tributaries resulted in significant flooding along the North River at Palmyra, MO, the Cuivre River at Old Monroe, MO, the Illinois River at LaGrange, Meredosia, Valley City, and Hardin, IL, and the Meramec River at Arnold, MO. The Missouri River also experienced flooding at all points in the service area, with moderate flood crests reported at Jefferson City and Hermann, MO.

Canton L&D 20

Flood stage is 14 ft. 
The river crested at 27.73 ft. on 6/18/08. 
This is the second highest crest ever recorded. 
The record stage remains 27.88 ft. set on 7/9/93.
 

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Quincy

Flood stage is 17 ft. 
The river crested at 30.80 ft. on 6/18/08.
This is the second highest crest ever recorded. 
The record stage remains 32.13 ft. set on 7/13/93. 

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Mississippi Flood of 2008

Quincy L&D 21

Flood stage is 17 ft.
The river crested at 29.56 ft. on 6/18/08. 
This is the second highest crest ever recorded. 
The record stage remains 31.30 ft. set on 7/13/93. 

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Mississippi Flood of 2008

Hannibal

Flood stage is 16 ft. 
The river crested at 29.54 ft. on 6/18/08. 
This is the second highest crest ever recorded. 
The record stage remains 31.80 ft. set on 7/15/93. 

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Mississippi Flood of 2008

Saverton L&D 22

Flood stage is 16 ft. 
The river crested at 27.97 ft. on 6/18/08. 
This is the second highest crest ever recorded. 
The record stage remains 29.58 ft. set on 7/25/93. 

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Mississippi Flood of 2008

Louisiana L&D 23

Flood stage is 15 ft. 
The river crested at 26.96 ft. on 6/23/08. 
This is the third highest crest ever recorded. 
The record stage remains 28.40 ft. set on 7/28/93. 

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Mississippi Flood of 2008

Clarksville L&D 24

Flood stage is 25 ft. 
The river crested at 36.70 ft. on 6/24/08. 
This is the third highest crest ever recorded. 
The record stage remains 37.50 ft. set on 7/29/93. 

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Mississippi Flood of 2008

Winfield L&D 25

Flood stage is 26 ft. 
The river crested at 37.08 ft. on 6/27/08. 
This is the second highest crest ever recorded. 
The record stage remains 39.62 ft. set on 8/01/93. 

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Mississippi Flood of 2008

Grafton

Flood stage is 18 ft. 
The river crested at 30.80 ft. on 6/29/08. 
This is the fourth highest crest ever recorded. 
The record stage remains 38.15 ft. set on 8/01/93. 

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Mississippi Flood of 2008

Alton L&D 26

Flood stage is 21 ft. 
The river crested at 33.08 ft. on 6/30/08. 
This is the seventh highest crest ever recorded. 
The record stage remains 42.72 ft. set on 8/01/93. 

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Mississippi Flood of 2008

St. Louis

Flood stage is 30 ft. 
The river crested at 38.67 ft. on 7/01/08. 
The record stage remains 49.58 ft. set on 8/01/93. 
This flood crest falls short of the top ten historic crests. 

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Mississippi Flood of 2008

Chester

Flood stage is 27 ft. 
The river crested at 39.46 ft. on 7/01/08. 
This is the tenth highest crest ever recorded. 
The record stage remains 49.74 ft. set on 8/07/93. 

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Mississippi Flood of 2008

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