Saturday, January 2, 2016

Lotta Water

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St. Louis got between 5 and 10 inches of rain (13 - 25 cm) of rain while we were away, depending on the exact location.  Some out of town friends have expressed concern for our safety. Not to worry. The only areas affected were along the Mississippi and a local tributary, the Meramec.  There is a good selection of photos on our local newspaper's web site here.

My office is close to Big Muddy so I took a walk out onto Eads Bridge for a look. It's hard to understand how high the water is from the first picture. However, below, there is a street between the light poles and flood wall, with sidewalks on either side. Under normal conditions, there is a good stretch of cobblestone levee sloping down to the left.

Got a few more views to come.                

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4 comments:

s.c said...

Is it ever happened that the arch got wet feet.

Sharon Anck said...

I've been listening to the news about all the flooding in St. Louis. It seems such a strange time of year to have the river flooding. But, weather is very strange everywhere lately.

Memphis MOJO said...

You would expect this to happen in March, not December/January. Thanks for sharing.

William Kendall said...

That's a whole lot of water.