October 4, 2013 The system, which has been traveling through the Gulf of Mexico, is expected to make landfall in Louisiana.
April 24, 2013 The Mississippi River continues to rise, overtopping small levees north of St. Louis. But some of the bigger problems are in Illinois, near the town of Peoria.
December 28, 2012 The drought gripping the nation's midsection has made the river very hard to navigate from St. Louis to Cairo, Ill., where it meets the Ohio River. By next week, barge traffic may have to halt altogether in that section, trade groups warn.