Sunday, January 3, 2016

Low Clearance

Mississippi River Flood 2015-12-31 2

These pictures were taken on Thursday, December 31. The water is falling here but rising downstream.

Note the railroad trestle with the sign indicating 12 feet, 2 inches clearance to the street below. I estimate it is about 2 feet (0.6 meter) above the water here. (The track actually runs beneath the Arch grounds.)  The street is what's underwater in the second photo from yesterday's post. The river is usually far down the levee below the street.

The bottom picture shows how far the flood got up what used to be the foot of Washington Avenue into the north end of the Arch grounds work.                

Mississippi River Flood 2015-12-31 3

Mississippi River Flood 2015-12-31 1



5 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

The good old Mississippi gets wild and wicked from time to time.

Virginia said...

Amazing photos.

Nefertiti said...

Pharaonnesque Oo

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh I've been trying to get here for the past couple of days Bob, I knew you would have some excellent photos of the flooding to show us. I saw it on the news and was indeed wondering how it would affect you. I checked out the link to the local newspaper images, oh my so much water, the aerial shots are astounding. I'm very happy to hear that you are all safe and sound and hope you had a wonderful family Christmas. Here's wishing you all the very best for 2016, it just has to be better than 2015 surely!

William Kendall said...

That is some serious high water, Bob. It's made the news here extensively.