Wet, Wild And High: Lakes and Rivers Wreak Havoc Across Midwest, South

Mississippi River floodwaters inundate the pavilion and a play area at Harriet Island in St. Paul, Minn., this past March.

Parts of the Mississippi have been above flood stage for months. All of the Great Lakes are at or near record-high levels. It’s halting barge traffic, damaging infrastructure and eroding shorelines.

(Image credit: Jim Mone/AP)