Mark Fuchs http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Forecasters Predict Lower Water Levels For Mississippi River Towns http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/forecasters-predict-lower-water-levels-mississippi-river-towns <p>Weather forecasters are predicting slow relief for Missouri and Illinois towns battling floods.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A number of towns situated along the Mississippi River have been dealing with rising waters over the past few days. The northeast Missouri town of Clarksville is experiencing its sixth flood in the past decade, while roads around Grafton, Illinois, are also under water.</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:21:15 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37917 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Forecasters Predict Lower Water Levels For Mississippi River Towns Drought Still A Threat To Missouri This Year http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/drought-still-threat-missouri-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri's overall drought picture is vastly improved this summer over what it was during last year's extreme heat and dry conditions.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Still, drought remains an immediate threat to portions of the Show-Me State. Mark </span>Fuchs<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is a hydrologist with the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> <a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lsx/">National Weather Service office in St. Louis</a>.</span></p> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 28604 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Drought Still A Threat To Missouri This Year