UPDATE May 31, 2013 1pm
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The rivers are on the rise again. If the rivers do what is projected there is a very good chance that it will top the levee. Once again I recommend that you take appropriate steps to be prepare your homes and property.
I am not going to post the river projections here any longer because I cannot update them in a timely fashion. I don't want to appear to be giving out incorrect numbers. Please keep yourself updated using the links below.
The following numbers are approximate numbers for your information and are not guarantees. As long as there is water up against a levee there is always the possibility of a break.
The Mississippi River Levee in West Alton from Hwy 67 heading west should be able to hold approximately 33 feet at Alton.
The main levee protecting the Point, the area east of Hwy 67, should be able to hold approximantely 40 feet at St. Louis. This depends on the Alton and St. Charles numbers as well. For example: just because it gets to 40 feet in St. Louis it may not top the levee but you should still be prepared.
There are many variables to watch here. So once again you should take the precautions you feel are necessary.
Links to NOAA River Information
River and Reservoir Report
Mississippi River at Alton
Mississippi River at St. Louis
Mississippi River at Grafton
Missouri River at St. Charles