Saturday, May 2, 2009

Flood, May 2009

Like most of Middle Tennessee, Manchester has been on the receiving end of a lot of rain in the last couple of days. Unofficial reports state that we have received between four and five inches. Predictably, this is causing problems.

Photo #1 (see top photo below) was taken at Manchester's city park along the Little Duck River. The white capping seen in the middle of the photo is where water is pounding against the concrete walkway citizens use to walk over the river. This part of the walkway was completely submerged when I took this, which is the first time I have seen this happen. The water behind the trees in the back of the photo shows how far the river has jumped its banks.

Photo #2 shows a different angle of the flood along the same river. The trees in the foreground normally are along the edge of the river.

Photo #3 shows more of the impact the rain has had at the park. The greenway people use to exercise on has been overtaken in several areas by water. This photo was taken from the sidewalk on the concrete bridge that hangs over one end of the greenway.

Let's hope the river subsides soon, and people impacted by all this rain can get back to a normal life.

1 comment:

Larry J. said...

My yard is like a saturated sponge. When I step on the ground, water nearly covers the top of my shoes.