St. Joseph city employees spread plastic across the length of a sandbag levee they built to bridge a gap in an earthen levee across train tracks behind Artesian Ice in St. Joseph, Mo. Tuesday ... more 
St. Joseph city employees spread plastic across the length of a sandbag levee they built to bridge a gap in an earthen levee across train tracks behind Artesian Ice in St. Joseph, Mo. Tuesday afternoon, June 28, 2011. The temporary levee is necessary to protect south St. Joseph from the rapidly rising Missouri River. Gov. Jay Nixon is seeking a federal emergency declaration for the state because of flooding along the Missouri River system and flash floods in the northeast. (AP Photo/The St. Joseph News-Press, Eric Keith) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By The St. Joseph News-Press, Eric Keith
Tue, Jun 28, 2011 8:18 PM EDT