Just how low is the Mississippi? Let's get a measuring gauge. This is the iconic statue of Lewis and Clark landing at St. Louis after their voyage of discovery to Oregon and back in 1804 - 1806. The first two pictures were taken on Sunday. Then going, going, gone. Those shots are from the floods of 2010 and 2008. That's a lot of muddy water.
Apologies in advance: this may be a light week on comments. Heavy week at work and have to organize my gear and pack for my week at the Maine Media Workshops, heaven on earth for photographers. I'll document it as I go along.