At lunchtime yesterday, I walked down to the Archgrounds to see how high the water is. To put it simply, it's pretty damned high and the Mississippi isn't supposed to crest until Sunday!
Had to take a few shots for the record. As you approach the Arch on this gorgeous day and the geyser is visible in the lower left of the Arch, it's hard to imagine that anything could be wrong. But when you get down to the Arch itself … get a boat!
The water has filled the parking lot adjacent to the river, spilled over Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. (I love the pedestrian crossing sign in the middle of it all), and is working its way up the Arch steps. That said, they've now announced that Fair St. Louis and the summer's Live on the Levee concert series will have to move. (Yeah, or just call it Live in the Levee.)