Monday, May 9

water, water everywhere

Carly and I on the roof of the Madison Hotel
overlooking the Mississippi River
I40 bridge from Memphis
to Arkansas
north end of Mud Island under water
looking south at the I55 bridge over the Mississippi River
Tom Lee Park and Riverside Drive on the left mostly under water

Looking over the Mud Island Amphitheater I40 bridge into Arkansas the River typically stops at the first tree line all the water after that is in Arkansas but still inside the levee

{the paper reported that the river here is typically 1/2 mile wide and it has swollen to over 3 miles wide}

south end of Mud Island Park nearly under water Water as far as you can see!

Sunday, May 8th the River stage in Memphis was 47 feet

and is forecasted to crest Tuesday at 48 feet.

The record is 48.7 feet in 1937.


Keetha Broyles said...

I knew all that water we had up here had to go SOMEWHERE.


At least it doesn't look "angry"

That would be A LOT of angry water.

Lene said...

Stay safe. We have been praying for you.

Alisa said...

I can't imagine all that water- so glad that you posted. I had wondered how you and your family were doing.
Thinking of you!