Wednesday, May 4, 2011


May. 4, 2011---Overnight the water level rose another .50 feet to an elevation of 372.50 feet. That makes a total rise of 13.85 feet since I started keeping track nine days ago. Dams are releasing more water as the levels are near the top. Barkley is releasing 90,300 cuft per second and Kentucky dam is releasing 187,000 cuft per second. Huge volumes of water as there are 7.48 galllons per cuft! Since it is expected to take two or three weeks for the water to receed we decided to load up and return to home in Youngsville, Louisiana until the marina has an opportunity to return to somewhat normal. It will certainly take some time as water even got into their maintenance office which is located above the ship store. Notice Maryann is waiting in the boat which is being used to ferry folks across to shore. The temporary board walkway is rather risky to cross. Maryann pulled on the rope to guide the temorary ferry into position for unloading. Put the supplies in Keith's van and we made the 658 mile trip to Youngsville. Arrived at 9:45 p.m.

A quick picture of water flowing from the Kentucky Dam on the Tennessee River. Downstream is just a froth from all the turbulance.

Typical view of water along the road. This was taken just outside Memphis. The Mississippi River has spread out covering lots of farmland and causing severe flooding problems.

1 comment:

Don said...

I'm surprised you stuck it out as long as you did. It's going to be a long time for this water to recede and it has to stop raining first.

Travel safe McGees.