While much of the focus in the chasing community remains squarely focused on the historical tornado outbreak across the south, and rightly so, there is another major weather event underway. The slow rise of the river along the middle and lower river valleys will create crests that haven’t been reached since at least the early 20th century.
Below is just a glance at some river stages where record crests are expected. In fact, the river level became so significant at Cairo, IL that the Corp of engineers blew a section of the levee on the Missouri side. This was very controversial move that flooded thousands of acres of farm land.
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