Ice on the Mississippi River

We’ve had a run of cold weather in St. Louis for a couple of weeks now, so ice floes are a common sight on the Mississippi River. I took advantage of the cold weather (how often do I get to say that!) to take some photos along the downtown St. Louis riverfront and of the frozen Chain of Rocks, when the air temperature was a balmy 7° (above zero, at least). A few of the photos, taken on January 6, 2018, are posted below.

A tow pushes through ice on the Mississippi River at downtown St. LouisA winter view of the Chain of Rocks on the icy Mississippi RiverIce surrounds water intake towers for St. Louis above the Chain of Rocks on the Mississippi RiverSteam and ice surround the Chain of Rocks rapids on the Mississippi River above St. LouisClose-up photograph of the Chain of Rocks rapids on the Mississippi River above St. Louis, with ice and steam all around themCircles formed in the ice sheet in the Mississippi River above the Chain of Rocks

©Dean Klinkenberg, 2018

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By |2018-02-08T20:00:37+00:00January 14th, 2018|Blogging the Great River Road|0 Comments

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Dean Klinkenberg, the Mississippi Valley Traveler, is on a mission to explore the rich history, diverse cultures, and varied ecosystems of the Mississippi River Valley, from the Headwaters in northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. He is the author of Rock Island Lines, a mystery, and several guidebooks for the Mississippi Valley.

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