Flooding of the Meramec River

On December 6, 1982, over 10,000 homes were under water in the areas of Fenton and Pacific. The Meramec River was out of its banks and even closed Interstate 44 in St. Louis County. 

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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