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Here's the Missouri River not far from the Confluence Point where it joins the Mississippi River on Saturday night. It's still in flood and flowing fast, an effect smoothed out by this long exposure shot.Meanwhile, as seen yesterday, the Mississippi has dropped below flood stage. It's unusual for the Missouri to be riding higher than the Mississippi – a canoe operator that we ran into yesterday said that created some atypical hydraulics. He would know, he was about to set off with about 20 people onto the fast flowing Missouri, heading downstream.

Here he is maneuvering one of his beautiful boats to make way for another.We couldn't make it directly to the Confluence. As you can see below, it is under water and the park is closed. A view from the Columbia Bottom Conservation Area gave me this shot.The Missouri River is in the foreground; the water behind the point is the Mississippi River.