Friday, August 19, 2011

River Bottoms, St. Charles County

Some parts of the metropolitan region will never be developed hopefully. I had spotted this swath of river bottom north of the Missouri River from Google Maps in the past, and last weekend we drove out and took a look around.Despite having hundreds of thousands of people living around this river bottom, you'd think you're out in the country considering how isolated it is. I hope it stays this way, since river bottoms inevitably flood, so agriculture is the best use of the land.


  1. I was just in that area the other day for the first time. I too was struck by how rural it is, yet so close to more urbanized areas. I noted many signs that in some way referred to the fact that the area is a floodplain.

  2. Anyway, one of the signs said "It's called a flood plain because it's plain that it floods." LOL

  3. Tom Maher - KirkwoodAugust 19, 2011 at 3:03 PM

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