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River Gnome - Rocheport MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 38° 58.686 W 092° 33.999
15S E 537536 N 4314435
Quick Description: This River Gnome marks the 1993 High Water Mark of 377 feet for the Missouri River in Rocheport, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 2/9/2012 8:44:32 AM
Waymark Code: WMDP7C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
Views: 3

Long Description:
The River Gnome is on the corner of North Central Street and 1st Street near the Katy State Park Walking Trail. It's about 1400 feet from the banks of the Missouri River and about 600 feet from the Moniteau Creek.

The Flood of 1993 was the worst here since 1844 when water reached the second floor of many downtown buildings. The majority of Rocheport is well above the Missouri River Floodplain and in 1993, flooding only covered the Katy Trail.
Natural or man made event?: Natural

What type of marker?: Statue and Plaque

When did this occur?: 1993

Website related to the event..: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
A picture showing the level along with any markers telling of what had occurred can be used. Better yet would be a picture of you or someone standing next to the high level mark, that would show if you would have been just wading or completely submersed.
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