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Old 05-06-2011, 10:15 AM   #1
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Mississippi River Flood

It looks like we'll have the highest flood stages since 1937. Here's 1 pic of Memphis. The rest are of Tunica, MS. Tunica is the third largest casino area in the US. They're shut down and looks like there will be lots of damage.

Interesting side note: When the levee systems were originally built, the work was concerned too dangerous for slaves (good field hands were worth more than $4,000 back then). They hired Irish laborers to do the job.
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:16 AM   #2
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Here's a boat at the entrance to Fitzgerald's
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:19 AM   #3
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At Children's Palace
The password is "flood"

Too early?

Too local? (Bri prolly remembers that commercial)
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:21 AM   #4
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Interesting side note: When the levee systems were originally built, the work was concerned too dangerous for slaves (good field hands were worth more than $4,000 back then). They hired Irish laborers to do the job.
I just finished a book about abolitionists trying to settle in Kansas Territory, and part of it the people who were not abolitionists were saying the abos wanted to get rid of paying for slaves and making the Irish do the work or something (I can't remember the exact argument but I've been surprised how much the history in that work of fiction has cropped up in things I've seen online lately.)
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:20 PM   #5
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This has been on my mind a lot lately...



FYI: John Lee Hooker is 78 yrs old in this vid.
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:17 PM   #6
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Here is ON the river ,

Photo047 by zippyt, on Flickr
here is the same spot a week later ,

Photo062 by zippyt, on Flickr
2 truck scales UNDER WATER ,

Photo061 by zippyt, on Flickr
And ( Hard to see ) water flowing OVER a designated 5 lane flood way on the St francis river in MO.
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:04 PM   #7
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wow. Unreal. So sorry this is happening to some people - I'm bummed about a moist basement!!

and yeah, InMo, I DO remember that commercial! allllll the rich and lucky kids got to go to Children's Palace (the password is FUN!)
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:56 PM   #8
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Dear Mother Nature,

Pls to chill out some,

Tnx,

Hoomins.

P.S Sorry about the climate change.
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:14 AM   #9
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Still too soon?
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:24 PM   #10
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yeah the water it UP a Bit ,
This is the I40 Bridge ( new bridge , in Memphis ) looking West

Bottom pic is Normal river stage
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:03 PM   #11
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Corps of Engineers prepares to open the Morganza Spillway.

http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/bre...?showAll=y&c=y
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:16 PM   #12
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:11 AM   #13
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Well crap!

Here is a map showing probable inundation area if the Morganza Spillway is operated at 25%. They opened it yesterday.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3767199...7626528621473/

Here is a map showing travel times for the flood wave. Notice that once past I-10 there is a valley to the west in which the flood wave will travel north - against the land slope.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3767199...7626528621473/
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:41 PM   #14
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That is reasonably shocking in scale.
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:01 PM   #15
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