Riverfront flood wall in downtown St. Louis springs a leak - KMOV.com

Riverfront flood wall in downtown St. Louis springs a leak

(KMOV.com) – The flood wall that keeps the Mississippi River at bay in downtown St. Louis sprung a leak Monday night.

News 4 showed the leak, located at Carr and Lenore K. Sullivan Boulevard, to Todd Waeltermann of the St. Louis Streets Department, who said it was minor.

“That's a good flow coming out of there.  We have a couple of monoliths there where the concrete comes together and there is a joint and the material is a little rotten,” Waeltermann said. “So it's a little leak but you've got two solid pieces of concrete there so I would call that a controlled leak."

Waeltermann told News 4 the city rehabbed the flood wall system in 2007. The nearly 50-year-old wall is routinely inspected by the Army Corps of Engineers.
 

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