Ready for Trout Fishing Maramec Spring Park

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Maramec Spring Park is one of the most beautiful spots to be found in Missouri, and the Park contains the fifth largest spring in the state. Maramec Spring Park is privately owned and operated by The James Foundation.
I went on a little road trip to see how amazing Maramec Springs Park which did not disappoint me. Beautiful,So much to do with the family such as camping ,fishing and walk thru the large park along the the river.
If you Like trout fishing this is your place.Trout fishing starts March 1 ,2017 . I will be there to photograph. Can Not wait..

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Flood Waters Hits Small Historical Town In Kimmswick Missouri and other Local Towns

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Well we all know that this year we have  highly unusual weather all over the united states. From Tornadoes in Oklahoma to late snow fall in Vermont followed by flooding in the Midwest.

The flooding is very close to my heart as well as my home. So many small towns around and outside of St. Louis, Missouri . One that hurts my heart is Historical Kimmswick which has been around since late 1700’s , but founded by   Theodore Kimm in 1859. A successful St. Louis dry goods merchant, Mr. Kimm moved to Jefferson County in 1850 and purchased a large tact of land, extending West and crossing what is now Highway 61-67.  http://visitkimmswick.com/shopping. This town also has  Ride On St. Louis (ROSL) . It is an Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) center serving disabled children, adults and the at-risk youth of the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. ROSL uses the unique movement of the horse and emotional bond created between horse and rider to gain physical, mental, emotional and spiritual improvements in the lives of those we serve. It also serves the Wounded Warriors Project as well. http://rideonstl.org/,So you see this is why it is so close to my heart.

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This Beautiful little town as seen it devastation from the flood of 1993 and 2005 and here to return to try again in June of 2013. It will not succeed , as the people that live in  this town and also own shops always pull together and fight to save to the bitter end.

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I was Visiting there today to see the flooding waters and it just brought tears to my eyes. Watching all those people work so hard sandbagging ,not fancy machines. Pure physical labor.Working to save there wonderful town and homes. The Shop  owners like the Blue Owl Restaurant,known here in Missouri YUMMY! Feeding the hard workers as well as Dominoes and other local area pizza places. Volunteers from around Jefferson county and great help from the Prisoners.

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Officials: Entire town of Kimmswick will flood if levee breaks; volunteers needed

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REPORTERS FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES AND  US ARMY CORPS 

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To My dismay I founded that they were lacking in help .Sometimes Jefferson County Missouri is forgotten . They always focus on the bigger cities that have had devastation. Well I think this is one town that need help!! So I will be sending this article and photos to local newspapers, in hope that we can get more . It is suppose to rain again in the next few days and the The Flood Warning continues for the Mississippi River at St. Louis * until further notice.* At 11:30 am Tuesday the stage was 40.2 feet. * Flood stage is 30.0 feet. * Forecast… the river crested around 40.5 feet late this morning and is forecast to fall to near 38.5 feet Thursday morning. So please NO MORE Rain!!. Officials: Entire town of Kimmswick will flood if levee breaks; volunteers needed

Here is a Picture of the Windsor Harbor Bridges before the flood.

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My Photography of Rivers in Missouri NATURE ROCKS

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As a Photographer I am always looking for a great places to take pictures. I have spent the day on the Meramec River and the Mississippi also Joachiem Creek here in Missouri.  Here are a few photos of my  fun! 

Theses are captured at the Mississippi River overlook from the Trail of Tears Park in Cape Giradeau Mo.

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These are taken Joachim Creek In Mo which runs right into the Meramec River.

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My Hike to The Big River to View Beautiful Colors

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This was taken on the Big River here in Missouri at the waterfall. I have several spots I go to capture my photography. Here is a little history

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The Big River is a tributary of the Meramec River in east-central Missouri. The river rises in western Iron County, near the summit of Johnson Mountain and the locale of Enough; it flows through Washington County, Saint Francois County, and Jefferson County. It forms part of the boundary between Jefferson County and Saint Francois County and also part of the boundary between Jefferson County and Washington County. It empties into the Meramec River opposite Eureka, where the Meramec forms the border between Jefferson County and Saint Louis County. The river flows through Washington State Park, St. Francois State Park, and the Lead Belt mining district. Like many other Ozark streams, the Big River has entrenched meanders; its valley is typically about half a mile wide, sometimes much narrower, and the valley is usually from 150 to 400 feet (46 to 120 m) deep.

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