Meramec River

Todd Combs
2:57 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Man Gets One Year In Jail For Contributing To Stepson's Drowning

The Meramec River at an unidentified location.
(via Flickr/paparutzi)

Updated 3:27 p.m. to correct Combs current age. He is 43 years old.

A man who gave alcohol to minors during an outing along the Meramec River during which one of them drowned will spend a year in jail for his crime.

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Meramec River
1:23 pm
Sun August 26, 2012

Volunteers haul loads of junk from Meramec River this weekend

A volunteer hauls a boat load of junk from the Meramec River at Greentree Park in Kirkwood, Mo.
Courtesy the Open Spaces Council

Volunteers in St. Louis and eastern Missouri spent the weekend sprucing up 500 miles of the Meramec River and its tributaries.

From tires to an old sink, teams hauled away boat loads of junk, literally.

Callie Walla is the event and volunteer coordinator for The Open Space Council, which organized the event.

She said the low water level brought on by the lingering drought made it easier and safer for everyone.

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River death
2:08 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Autopsy: Drowning cause of Affton boy's death

The Meramec River at an unidentified location.
(via Flickr/paparutzi)

An autopsy has determined that a St. Louis County boy found dead in the Meramec River drowned.

The body of 12-year-old Christopher Marks of Affton was recovered Tuesday afternoon about six miles downstream from where a search began. He had been missing since Sunday while on an outing with relatives in a conservation area.

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River death
7:45 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Searchers find body of missing boy in Meramec River

The Meramec River at an unidentified location
(via Flickr/paparutzi)

The St. Louis County Police have confirmed that a body pulled from the Meramec River earlier this afternoon is that of a missing Affton boy.

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South County boil order
5:23 pm
Sat July 2, 2011

Boil order for South County lifted

A boil order is in effect for abou 8,000 Missouri American Water customers in south St. Louis until further notice because of a water main break.
(via Flickr/Sterlic)

Updated at 2:05 p.m. July 3:

As of 1:30 p.m., the boil order that had been in effect for 8,000 Missouri American Water customers in south St. Louis County was lifted. The utility is recommending that customers in the affected area flush their plumbing by letting faucets run for a few minutes.

The affected ZIP codes were:

  • St. Louis County portions of 63026
  • St. Louis County portions of 63049
  • Portions of 63088 that are south of the Meramec River.

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6:35 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

Heavy rainfall increases potential for isolated flooding in Mo.

A wall of sandbags, typically used to protect areas from flooding.
(via Flickr/clip works)

This week’s heavy rainfall has increased the potential for isolated floods in portions of the state, although no major flooding is expected. 

Right now, a flood warning is in effect for the Meramec River in St. Louis County, which could lead to some local street flooding. 

John Campbell, operations chief for the State Emergency Management Agency explains why, and where, the flooding could occur.

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