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United States : Illinois

3.1 miles (5.0 km) NE of Ste. Genevieve (MO), Randolph, IL, USA
Approx. altitude: 113 m (370 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 38°S 90°E

Accuracy: 2.2 km (1.4 mi)
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#2: My GPS receiver, 1.36 miles from the point #3: My GPS receiver, 1.36 miles from the point

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  38°N 90°W (visit #4) (incomplete) 

#1: Looking West towards the confluence point - 1.36 miles across currently-submerged Flinton Station Road

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

10-May-2017 -- Spending a couple of days vacationing in Saint Louis, I had this point planned as my first Degree Confluence Point in Missouri. It looked easy - just a few feet down a bank beside a road. I had read reports of recent flooding in southern Missouri, but I didn’t expect this to affect me. At worst, I thought, I might end up getting my feet wet.

As I drove down Flinton Station Road towards the point, I soon realized how wrong I was. The road was completely submerged, and impassible. I was still 1.36 miles from the point, which apparently lies on the edge of what would naturally be an island. In normal conditions, levees make the island reachable by road - but not today.


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#1: Looking West towards the confluence point - 1.36 miles across currently-submerged Flinton Station Road
#2: My GPS receiver, 1.36 miles from the point
#3: My GPS receiver, 1.36 miles from the point
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