Some of the most indelible images of the 1993 flood occurred as the Missouri River overflowed into the Chesterfield Valley.
This area, which was under at least 10 feet of water, has since become the site of what will be one of the largest strip malls in the nation. Not only has the valley recovered from the flood, it's become one of the region's most dynamic centers of new economic growth.
The 1993 flood was both a disaster and a school lesson from which experts learned how to better manage floods.
Officials with the Corps of Engineers say they're better prepared, so the next flood will cause as little damage as possible. But not everyone is convinced that the experts really know what they're doing.
St. Louis, MO – St. Louis has a new building code that Mayor Francis Slay says will encourage more renovation projects in the city. The Board of Aldermen gave unanimous approval to, and Mayor Slay has signed a bill that makes major changes to city building regulations.