Prairie du Rocher Levee Gate Is Closing

(8 a.m.) The Prairie du Rocher levee gate will be closing about 12 noon today, Monday, May 1. The gate is located on Rt. 155 on the west side of town. Folks living between the village’s levee gate and Ft. Chartres will need to make necessary arrangements.  

In addition, precautionary sandbagging will take place in Prairie du Rocher at about 10 a.m. Volunteers are appreciated. Village officials are currently going through the bags leftover from the winter of 2015-16 high water incident to get a count from that stack. 

By Monday night, the Mississippi River is expected to crest at just over 40 ft. (in downtown St. Louis), and the river channel is a bit deeper as it makes its way south into Monroe and Randolph Counties.