Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The flooded Metroparks

I took a short break from cleaning the wet basement to check out the flood damage down in the Metroparks and get some pictures.  All I can say is Wow!  I've never seen the water from the river so high, and it had even gone down quite a bit since yesterday. 
Normally you can walk across to the other side of the river here.  You can see some of the trees and debris that have been washed down from farther up the river.  I've never seen it flowing this fast and violently. 
You can see that the walking path ends abruptly in water.  The flood waters had covered the road as well.  And the picnic area was still flooded.  Now I know why the picnic tables have cables attaching them to the ground.  I can see that they were still tossed around quite a bit. 
And there was a big log jam against a small bridge.  This road is closed for obvious reasons!
These are some big trees!  The bridge was cracked from the force of all that water and debris.  It will be really interesting to see how much the landscape has been changed once the water recedes back to normal levels.  And now it's back to the basement, which is drying up slowly but surely. ;-)
-Michelle of CreativeCritters


  1. Wow, I hope no one was caught in all that Michelle!

  2. Eek, looks scary! I'm glad you managed to salvage most of the stuff in your basement, hope the carpets dry out ok.