July 20, 1993

Everyone thought the flooding had peaked, but this day saw two more inches of rain in eastern Missouri. The Mississippi climbed ever higher to 47.05 feet.

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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