Saturday, May 6, 2017

High Water


After work yesterday I walked out onto Eads Bridge to have a look at the river level. Pretty high, although I've seen worse. 

A look at the first picture in Wednesday's post, shot five days earlier, will give you an idea of the change. Note the position of the ramp to the helicopter barge. The bases of the lampposts are usually far above the water. That's a street to the right of them. The water has come well up into the Arch park. There is so much water, flowing so quickly, that it creates turbulence and whirlpools after it passes the legs of the bridge.

The rivers should start dropping today as we enter a gorgeous, sunny weekend. A couple of big events to shoot today.           





6 comments:

s.c said...

Very nice shots. Especially from the yellow signs in the water. Yes nature always surprise us.

William Kendall said...

That is bad.

Sharon Anck said...

You have scenes here that are bringing back some memories.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Thank goodness for the sunshine Bob! I think this might be the first time I've seen the Arch from this angle, I didn't realise it was so close to the riverbank, even when the river isn't so high.

bill burke said...

Not a good situation with the water rising.

Jack said...

I heard that the Mississippi is very high. Hope the levels go down fairly soon.