Some brave recreators playing in the River. Thanks to Max Goldstein of Flickr.

Some brave recreators playing in the River. Thanks to Max Goldstein of Flickr.

River des Peres across from Wilmore Park. Thanks go to okkid2000 on Flickr.
River des Peres across from Wilmore Park. Thanks go to okkid2000 on Flickr.
River des Peres in south city. Thanks to fotobydave on Flickr.

River des Peres in south city. Thanks to fotobydave on Flickr.

A nice, artful shot by nick findley on Flickr.

A nice, artful shot by nick findley on Flickr.

River des Peres farther upriver, near Hampton Avenue. Thanks go to stlphotoblogger on Flickr.

River des Peres farther upriver, near Hampton Avenue. Thanks go to stlphotoblogger on Flickr.

The Bike Path that now runs along River des Peres in southwest city. Thanks go to fotobydave on Flickr.

The Bike Path that now runs along River des Peres in southwest city. Thanks go to fotobydave on Flickr.

 

A nice wintry shot showing some pollution in the river. Thanks go to cicadashell on Flickr.

A nice wintry shot showing some pollution in the river. Thanks go to cicadashell on Flickr.

 

The River enters Forest Park. Thanks go to cicadashell on Flickr.

The River enters Forest Park. Thanks go to cicadashell on Flickr.

River des Peres Drainage Works - 1928. Thanks go to cicadashell on Flickr.

River des Peres Drainage Works - 1928. Thanks go to cicadashell on Flickr.

 

 

Looking downriver from the Forest Park entrance. Thanks go to cicadashell on Flickr.

Looking downriver from the Forest Park entrance. Thanks go to cicadashell on Flickr.

 

A hard-to-find stretch of the River by Interstate 44. Thanks go to nick findley on Flickr.

A hard-to-find stretch of the River by Interstate 44. Thanks go to nick findley on Flickr.

 

Near the mouth of the river. The photographer is standing on the City side of the river at this point. The houses visible are in a town called Lemay just south of city limits. Thanks go to nick findley for the pictures on Flickr.

Near the mouth of the river. The photographer is standing on the City side of the river at this point. The houses visible are in a town called Lemay just south of city limits. Thanks go to nick findley for the pictures on Flickr.

 

River des Peres beautification? You decide. Thanks go to nick findley on Flickr.

River des Peres beautification? You decide. Thanks go to nick findley on Flickr.

 

A nice aerial view of the River taken from aboard a light rail train at the new station (Lansdowne and I-44). Looking downriver. Thanks go to tlr3automaton.

A nice aerial view of the River taken from aboard a light rail train at the new station (Lansdowne and I-44). Looking downriver. Thanks go to tlr3automaton on Flickr.

 

Theres the hint of a functioning river here, right? Thanks go to MBK on Flickr.

There's the hint of a functioning river here, right? Thanks go to MBK on Flickr.

Photographer Matt Huff, on Flickr, labeled this photo, looking towards Lemay near the mouth of the river as, The River des Peres looks so much better when flooded.

Photographer Matt Huff, on Flickr, labeled this photo, looking towards Lemay near the mouth of the river as, "The River des Peres looks so much better when flooded."

Awe-inspiring overhead view of the flooded river and the low-rise city. Thanks go to jiridude@sbcglobal.net on Flickr.

Awe-inspiring overhead view of the flooded river and the low-rise city. Thanks go to jiridude@sbcglobal.net on Flickr.

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