Here are some views of the Mississippi River from the Fifth Lamp Down.
March 2008March 2010
March 2010 (this is usually all grass here, and you can see the road to the parking lot disappear into the water)
The waters are rising in Saint Paul.
We're at about 4 feet above flood stage, lots of parks on the river have closed due to rising waters and unsafe currents.
From up here on the bluff, we get to watch in safety and amazement at the awesome power of nature.