Monday, May 6, 2013
Three people had to be rescued from the Meramec near Arnold Sunday after their canoe capsized, according to KSDK-TV.
Emergency officials with the Rock Community Fire Protection District are warning people to stay off the rivers until the waters recede. That after three people had to be pulled from the Meramec River Sunday after their canoe capsized, reports KSDK-TV. All three were rescued and taken to a local hospital where they were treated and released. Read the full report on KSDK-TV.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Arnold and South County can brace for high water, but the 2013 flood, so far, will only be a moderate deluge.
It won't approach the historic Meramec River flood levels in Arnold and South County, but the Meramec River is on the rise, expected to reach a peak of 32.7 feet at about 1 a.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). And, as soon as it crests, it is expected to start receding, down to 28.7 feet on May 10. The river level was at 29.3 feet Friday, according to the NWS. Flood stage is 24 feet. This year's flood level is a far cry from the flood of 1993 that crested at 45.3 feet, or the '82 deluge, which reached a crest of 43.9 feet, or even the 1994 flood, which was 41.7 on the river gauge. All of those floods caused significant damage and road closures in Arnold and neighboring South County. This year, the road closures …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Meramec River near Arnold/South County crested at 33.6 feet on Monday and is forecasted to slowly start dropping later this week, according to the National Weather Service.
Flooding has prompted the closure of several roads and parks in the South County area. Last week's heavy rains have caused river levels to rise on the Mermec River near Arnold/South County. The river crested Monday at 33.6 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Flood stage is 24 feet. River levels are forecasted to start dropping later this week. Stay up-to-date on South County news but signing up for the free Mehlville-Oakville Patch daily newsletter! David Wrone, a spokesman with the St. Louis County Traffic Department, said Monday that some South County roads had deep water on them. He said Meramec Bottom had 5 feet of water and Old Telegraph and Hawkins had 7 feet. "Those roads could be flooded for awhile, but water on other …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Emergency crews responded to a call on Sunday from someone who thought they saw a person in distress in the water. However, authorities were unable to find anything amiss.
After an exhaustive two-hour search on the Meramec River Sunday, emergency responders weren't able to find anyone in distress Ron Harder, a spokesman with the Rock Community Fire Protection District, said the district received a call around 11 a.m. from someone who thought they saw a person in distress in the water. "When crews got there, they didn't see anything out of the ordinary, and there were no bystanders around," Harder said. "They did a complete sweep up and down the Meramec for two hours, and then determined it to be unfounded." The Saline Valley Fire Protection District assisted in the call, Harder said. Crews did not do any underwater dives. "We take every call very seriously," Harder said. "If you see anything or think you …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Officials responded to a call for a water rescue around 11 a.m., but they were unable to locate anything out of the ordinary when they arrived.
Emergency crews responding to a rescue call this morning at Interstate 55 and the Meramec River found nothing out of the ordinary when they arrived. Our partners at FOX 2 heard the call go out around 11 a.m. regarding a person possibly in the water. Fox 2 sent a news team to the scene, but were told that officials didn't find anything amiss. Patch tried to reach emergency responders for comment, but we were unsuccessful.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Arnold detectives are awaiting DNA results on the victim, who was burned beyond recognition.
Arnold detectives are investigating a body that was found inside a burnt-out vehicle on Hollywood Beach Road near the Meramec River just south of Oakville. Police received a call about the incident from a person walking in the area around 1 p.m. Sunday, said Det. Robert Ruckman, of the Arnold Police Department. The victim was burned beyond recognition. "It will take at least a couple of weeks before we get the DNA results back from the medical examiner to make a positive ID," he said. Ruckman said he could provide no further details because the case is an ongoing investigation.
Monday, April 25, 2011
The weekend's storms, which closed Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in north St. Louis County, added to the flooding in Arnold and Oakville.
The flood season arrived at the Meramec River last week and this weekend’s rains closed several low-lying areas in Arnold and Oakville. Parks and Recreation Director Susie Boone said boat launches in Arnold City Park were closed and that her staff would monitor Pomme Creek Golf Course, which is affected by heavy rains. “The Meramec River is rising, but we’re really affected by the Mississippi River’s levels,” Boone said during a City Council meeting at City Hall, at 2101 Jeffco Blvd., on April 21. The Meramec River drains into the Mississippi River at a juncture southeast of the center of Arnold. The Meramec River’s water level is at about 30.5 feet, the National Weather Service (NWS) website said. The river floods at 24 feet. The expected…