meramec flooding

I went out to Castlewood State Park for a little 10 mile run earlier today. I had planned to do some of the flatter trails near the river. Unfortunately the river had decided to cover those trails, so I had to stick to the bluffs. I am pretty sure the water is mostly coming down stream from other places because the other trails in the park were not as flooded as they typically are when Meramec flooding is due to local precipitation. It was still a nice run. Just a little bit hillier than I expected. Nothing wrong with extra hills.

Panoramic view of Meramec
panoramic view of Meramec River