Floods? I remember "The Great Flood of 1993." I believe you might still be able to see the high water mark on the steps leading up to the gateway arch, but they may have redone the steps since then too. I really don't know.
But there are still some crazy high water marks in St. Louis from that flood, even if the one from the arch steps is gone.
Here are a couple of pictures from St. Charles, closer to where I actually live.
To put things in perspective for you, though the "normal" picture is of a different building, it's in the same park a few hundred feet away, and is actually ever so slightly closer to the river than the building in the "flood" picture.
During the flood:
Wednesday night, I went to the St. Louis Cardinals game, and while the game itself was horrible (we lost 13-4 and the Dodgers got 6 runs in one inning...) I had the amazing opportunity to hear my friends sing the National Anthem before the game. They were AMAZING, and I promise I am NOT just saying that because I know them. I have a link to the video... I just put the audio to pictures I've taken of flags on "Art Hill" in St. Louis to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and the Veterans Memorial in St. Peters, MO (my home town) because the video is me not aiming well nor holding it still ,so it's random crowd shots, concrete, and a few seconds of part of the video board... Didn't think anyone really wanted to see that, plus it's liable to make you sea sick.
Oh, and I feel I should warn you that pretty much the only thing you can hear at the beginning and end is me (and the rest of my section... but mostly me
The group singing is a group of five siblings, all of who have grown up in my church, and I've gotten to know them and their family very well. Their mom is the one I mentioned who had hip replacement about a month ago. It was going to be "double" but they couldn't do what they thought they were going to be able to do, and instead of just removing the "liner" of the cups (because there WASN'T any liner like they thought) they had to remove the whole cup and the bone around the cup. SO now she can't even put any weight on that leg. I feel so bad for her, because now she'll have to go through all of the AGAIN in a few months. *sigh*
Anyway, here is the link to the video, if you'd like to watch it.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuRgHUaE ... e=youtu.be