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Remembering the 1993 Flood

Mississippi River flood waters inch toward the Gateway Arch in 1993. (UPI photo)

By Tom Weber, KWMU

St. Louis – KWMU's Tom Weber reports for NPR's All Things Considered on the anniversary of the great flood of 1993, when water pouring over the banks of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers took 50 lives and caused nearly $20 billion in damage. Click here to link to the audio at npr.org.

Also, NPR's Michele Norris discusses floodplain development with Sara Shipley, an environmental reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Click here to link to the audio at npr.org.

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