Mississippi river flooding
Each spring we go see parts of the Mississippi River shore near our home to check out the water levels. This year has been exceptional. All of the local city parks along the river and the related boating ramps are deep under water. Tons of sticks, logs, and debris have washed up on the grassy picnic areas, and many of the picnic tables are barely peeking out of the water. Some of the retaining walls are completely under water. It is amazing to see this rise and fall because the river is so big, that to raise it one inch requires a vast amount of water, but to raise it several feet baffles the imagination. Here are two photos showing high water.
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Photo by John Jancik
Dr. Steve Gardiner is the author of eight books and over 1,000 articles.