Flood could curtail Fourth of July events

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 | 10:34 a.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — The Mississippi River continues to flood, and that could put a damper on some popular Independence Day events in St. Louis and elsewhere in Missouri.

The river is expected to be several feet above flood stage for this weekend. KMOX Radio reports that the Fair St. Louis stage will move to the Gateway Arch grounds instead of the riverfront.

The high water could mean cancellation of the annual riverboat race, scheduled for Saturday.

The flooding river is also impacting another popular Fourth of July event. National Tom Sawyer Days in Hannibal is relocating this year from a riverfront park to the Main Street area of the northeast Missouri town.


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