The Deluge

The news media is full of flooding stories, but if you want to see some BIG flooding, take a trip to Downtown Memphis and check the Mississippi River. The National Weather services says today is the crest (the highest it will get) at Memphis at over 37 feet; flood stage here is 34 feet, so as you look west toward the Arkansas bank, there is at least 3 feet of water over the delta lands as far as you can see, until the levee holds it outside of West Memphis and Marion.

Here is a shot i took this morning from the Mud Island River Walk Park parking area, and the same scene taken a few weeks ago when I was downtown.

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Joe Spake is a Memphis-based Real Estate Broker and Consultant. He blogs at Joe Spake's Weblog and Memphis Real Estate Buzz. Joe's Social Network.