MSD working to control high flood waters

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - The St. Louis region is in moderate flood stage right now, causing Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) crews to activate pump stations on the Mississippi River flood wall.

Fox 2's Lisa Hart joins Sean Hadley, with the MSD, at the Mill Creek pump station where rain continues to fall steadily.

“We put this foundation in years in place. This is nothing new to us. We get out here and make sure the systems are flowing,” Hadley said.

Mill Creek is the second largest pump system on the Mississippi River. The station pumps water out to keep the system from backing up into the city. Pumping 1.5 million gallons per minute takes pressure off waste water treatment plants upstream.