Mississippi Rising – River Tributaries Start Flowing Backwards

The Mississippi River continues to rise after the recent rains in the midwest.

The Captains Return Statue (pictured on the left) is underwater near the Eads Bridge in St. Louis. I took the picture on the left earlier tonight. The statue is almost completely underwater.

The Mississippi River is so full its tributaries are starting to flow backwards.
My FOX Memphis reported:

The Mississippi River continues to rise, so much so that its tributaries are starting to flow backwards. At Tom Lee Park, preps for Memphis in May continue knowing that the worst is still yet to come.

It’s a site not often seen; the Wolf River and Nonconnah Creek are flowing backwards. The swelling river cannot take on much more water.

Gene Rench with the National Weather Service said all eyes are on the Mississippi. The tributaries flowing backwards are a big problem for the adjacent communities.

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