Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Mississippi-River-Flooding-in-Illinois-27MZIFJ6RADVU.htmlConceptually similarMississippi River Flooding in IllinoisGP0STPJSWCompleted★★★★Mississippi River Flooding in IllinoisGP0STPJSXCompleted★★★★Mississippi River Flooding in IllinoisGP0STPJSYCompleted★★★★Mississippi River Flooding in IllinoisGP0STPJT0Completed★★★★Mississippi River Flooding in IllinoisGP0STPJT1Completed★★★★Mississippi River Flooding in IllinoisGP0STPJT3Completed★★★★Mississippi River Flooding in IllinoisGP0STPJT4Completed★★★★Mississippi River Flooding in IllinoisGP0STPJT6Completed★★★★Mississippi River Flooding in IllinoisGP0STPJTACompleted★★★★View AllGP0STPJT2Mississippi River Flooding in IllinoisThe Mississippi River overflows its banks in the small town of Elsah. Heavy rains in December pushed rivers in Illinois and Missouri over the flood stage causing governors and President Obama to declare the area a disaster zone. Some 25 people died, mostly from driving vehicles into floodwater.Locations:Elsah (Illinois)-Illinois-Mississippi River-North America-United States of AmericaDate:1 Jan, 2016Credit:© Mannie Garcia / GreenpeaceMaximum size:7360px X 4912pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Day-Floods-KWCI (GPI)-Natural disasters-Outdoors-Rivers-Storms (weather)-Trees-Water-WinterShoot:Mississippi River FloodingThe Mississippi River and most other waterways in Missouri and Illinois flooded after 10 to 14 inches (25 to 35 centimeters) of rain fell over a wide swath of the two midwestern states in the last days of 2015. Volunteers in Alton on the east bank of the Mississippi River built a 1,000-foot (600-meter) 4-7 foot (1.2-2.1 meter) high flood wall in 24 hours which protected downtown businesses from flooding. The water crested below the devastating flood levels of 1993 but wintertime flooding is relatively rare in the region where moisture typically falls as snow in winter.