Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Water, Water Everywhere

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We are not having dangerous flooding along the Mississippi so far this year. Still, it's pretty dramatic to look at. In the top photo, the water is usually way beyond the arches in the yellow stone part of Eads Bridge. Below is a photo from inside a garage on the street that runs along the river. The water level is normally well beyond the chain fence in the mid-ground. I haven't checked the flood forecast for a few days but if the river goes up much I'll be back this weekend.

By the way, a sure sign of spring - yesterday I had to do another of those two-hours drives for a court appearance. It was the first day in many months my windshield got bug-spattered.


FREE CAR WASH AFTER EXIT

TOMORROW: CDP monthly theme day, red. Think outside the box.

12 comments:

Nathalie said...

Wow, floods are always impressive to look at. And of course the signs add to the fun.


BTW Your sure sign of spring is fun!

Olivier said...

c'est une invitation a la baignade ;o))

cieldequimper said...

Did you try it now that you have a modern art windshield?
The colours are fantastic.

Steffe said...

Hurrah for the wind shield problem!


As it sure is a sign of Spring. That first photo is a good one.

brattcat said...

I hope the flooding gets no worse than this!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Hopefully the river will go down, rather than rise.

Virginia said...

That's pretty amazing. Glad it won't affect homes etc. Or will it?
V

Sharon said...

I walked past this sign (or one like it) many times on the way to dinner at one of the many restaurants (mid 80's) on the landing. Good memories.

Abraham said...

Lots of water. Too much for me.

Eleonora said...

Love the car wash bonus...
Wonderful series, bit scary though. Big fat rivers and low levees freak me out.

Ciao

Chuck Pefley said...

That second photo is where you park your boat, right? Good grief! That looks like high water ... even though you say it has been higher. Hope your weather gets better soon!

T. Becque said...

Good visual humour (I know, at your expense since you live there, but still funny in that sick humour way).