ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- River levels are causing a flood of concern from the Midwest all the way to the nation's capitol.
Area congressional leaders put their heads together to try to figure out how to keep the Mississippi from shutting down.
And now, Illinois American Water is taking emergency preparations to make sure customers don't lose water.
The company is investing nearly $400,000 at the East St. Louis Water Treatment plant so it can access deeper water levels on the river.
The company also wants to build a protective wall to protect a temporary intake they plan on using until spring.