River flooding Grand Tower, IL

River rising in Grand Tower, IL

GRAND TOWER, IL (KFVS) - Parts of Devil's Backbone Park in Grand Tower, Illinois were completely submerged under water on Friday, June 19.

One camper who was kayaking from Iowa to New Orleans arrived in Grand Tower on Thursday and said it was pretty difficult trying to find a place to set up camp.

"I'm not even sure where the river's edge is at at this point, I mean that tree is buried pretty deep out there," said James Black, camper. "It made trying to find a spot up here hard. That's why I'm way down here instead of down there somewhere."

Black said quite a bit has changed in terms of water level within the past 24 hours.

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