Rain creating floodwaters for Midwestern river cities
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Communities along the Mississippi River and other rain-engorged waterways are waging feverish bids to hold back floodwaters that may soon approach record levels.
After days of torrential rains, Midwesterners find themselves watching rivers and tributaries rise — a sharp contrast to the region's drought that months earlier had sucked the Mississippi so dry that barge traffic was threatened.
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