Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Final Mop Up

Mississippi River Flood 2016-01-02 2

The water level in our local rivers is dropping fast. The photo above shows the stairs under the arch that go down to the street (at the level of the bases of the streetlamps, still under water here), and then to a small street at the top of the cobblestone levee, and then a way further down to the Mississippi. The stairs have two landings. You can see the light horizontal band of the top landing and the lower one just above water level. The river was in between the two last week.

The bottom pic is the same railroad trestle as in Sunday's post with a lot more open air beneath it.

My memory, always questionable, is that the water covered the top landing during the great flood of 1993. This old photo shows it just about there.                       

Mississippi River Flood 2016-01-02 1


s.c said...

Nice that the level is going to more normal.But it delivers great pictures. Thats for sure.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That is the one good thing after such serious flooding Bob, a few days minus more rain and the water drops so quickly.. wish it would penetrate down here, we desperately need it!

William Kendall said...

A relief that the water levels are subsiding.