Well, I finally made it down to the river today. The Pirate went with me because my climbing days are over thanks to a pair of very bad knees. Up he went on the flood wall, nimble salt that he is.
The word on the street says the river is peaking today at 41.5 feet. It should be back down to pre-flood stage by March 20.
For my non-local friends reading this, the end of Ward Ave. has a nice little park and loading ramp for fishing boats. The Bunge Grain Elevator is right next to it. The first pictures here are of the park and pavilion all overwhelmed by Old Muddy. Farther down and away from the park, the land is lower and the water is almost all the way to the base of the flood wall.Yeah, that big concrete strip running down the middle of some of the pictures is the flood wall.
|This is the Bunge Grain Elevator where barges dock to pick up|
loads of whatever is on the menu.
|One of the roads that go into the park.|
|Looking more or less south. That is the casino|
off in the distance.