Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mississippi River flooding pics

The Mississippi River at Memphis went above flood stage of 34.0' early Tuesday morning,  March 15, and has continued to slowly rise.  The pictures below were taken by in the Memphis downtown area on the afternoon of March 17, with the river at 35.1 feet.  Click any image for a larger version.  The forecast calls for a continued slow rise to 37.0 feet by next Thursday evening, March 24.

Trees growing out of the river near the Tennessee Welcome Center

The Mud Island boat ramp

South end of Mud Island, partially submerged

The Memphis Queen Riverboat and a tug at the riverboat dock, plus a gangplank to nowhere (and a stray finger - sorry!)

Taken at Greenbelt Park in Harbor Town with the Hernando DeSoto bridge in background.

Looking upstream from Greenbelt Park, Harbor Town

Another view looking downstream from Harbor Town
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1 comment:

Matt said...

I saw water even higher in the Harbor picture! It's up to 40 some feet as I write this...I hope Immediate Response Group can provide aid to the larger companies whose assets and employees are not safe right now. Hopefully the companies will give those unaffected by all of this a call!