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St. Charles County battling flood waters

11:05 PM, Apr 21, 2013   |    comments
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St. Charles County (KSDK) - The Mississippi is on the move and displacing daily life all over St. Charles County.

At the Woodland Marina Harbor Master Joe Boarman has watch his parking lot fill-up with three feet of water in a day's time. And, just because they float doesn't mean flood water isn't a threat to the millions of dollars worth of boats docked at one of the largest marinas on the Mississippi.

Boarman says he hasn't seen water levels like this since 2008 and as the water continues to rise he expects by Tuesday his office will be flooded.

Borman says his main concern is "just debris coming down the harbor."

"You see whole trees and everything else floating by," he said.
"It's starting to get interesting for sure," said La Donna Hudson in nearby Portage Des Sioux where the river is creeping ever closer to homes.

"I don't get too nervous until it's lapping at the back door," said Hudson who's son is tracking the river as it covers more of their back yard everyday for a Boy Scouts project.

Sunday in West Alton farmers piled sandbags on levee tops trying to save crops while flood waters closed several secondary roads and a good stretch of Highway 94 near West Alton.

 

 

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