Mississippi River

Eli Chen/St. Louis Public Radio

Nancy Guyton has lived by the Mississippi River her entire life. She and her husband farm in Annada, a small town on the Missouri side of the Mississippi River. She knows that growing crops on the floodplain comes with some risks.

The Guytons’ farm, about 65 miles north of St. Louis, endured major floods along the Mississippi in 1993 and 2008. But since 2008, she’s noticed more flooding.

Illinois Watching Mississippi Water Levels

Dec 7, 2012

Illinois government is keeping a close eye on conditions along the Mississippi River. Governor Pat Quinn says he's working "night and day" with other top Illinois leaders on ways to address the critically low water levels on the river.