July 18, 1993

The Mississippi River crested at 46.9 feet in St. Louis which was 3.7 feet higher than the previous record. Water flowed past the Gateway Arch at the rate of 7.5 million gallons per second.

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.