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High Waters (not talking about pants)

Unread postby smulnik » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:56 pm

Hi All,

Just a few shots of the swollen Mississippi at the St. Louis riverfront. The river is high but the Arch and its underground museum are above the flood level. However, since the water table is really high, whenever it rains hard the ground water level rises and starts to seep into the Arch tram passenger loading area which is about another 30 feet below the museum. It's not a flooding worry, but if the seepage is extensive the floor will be continually wet which can make it a slipping hazard. Fortunately, the trams only had to be shut down for one evening after several days of rain.

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LKS Boulevard is under 6-12 feet of water, depending on the location.
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The train tunnels, which run between the Arch and the river, are flooded.
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Re: High Waters (not talking about pants)

Unread postby smulnik » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:12 pm

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Re: High Waters (not talking about pants)

Unread postby ValeryD » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:31 am

:shock: WOW! And very good shots!
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Re: High Waters (not talking about pants)

Unread postby sury » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:38 am

I am with Valery. I hope there is no loss of life.

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Unread postby sury » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:35 pm

And learned something new. High Water Pants. :D
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Re: High Waters (not talking about pants)

Unread postby smulnik » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:06 am

Thanks for the comments about the photos! :)

sury wrote:And learned something new. High Water Pants. :D

As a fast growing teenager, it seemed that my pants were always a little short, so I was often teased for wearing “high waters”. :) I’m not sure how wide spread the term is used, but I figure that people can have fun “Googling” it.

There has been a lot of property damage due to the rising water, but no loss of human life (that I know of) in the St. Louis area.

This is the top of the train trestle which is shown as 12 feet above the road in the previous photos.
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The Eads bridge over the Mississippi river. Normally, there are roads that go through those stone archways.
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Unread postby smulnik » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:18 am

This is a statue of the early explorers Lewis and Clark along with their dog. The statue stands 23 feet high. As you can see, only the bust of Lewis is visible.
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The old Union Light and Power building. It usually towers above the bank of the river. Now it looks like an island.
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A long panorama of the North East end of St. Louis, with the Mississippi to the left and the Eads bridge to the right. Most of the city sits high enough to escape the flood. It's only the extreme riverfront properties that get the worst of it. Other cities along the Mississippi and adjoining tributaries aren't as lucky. :(
The angle of view in this image extends beyond 90 degrees (maybe 120???) so the river and bridge appear to run parallel to each other, but they do in fact run perpendicular.
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Re: High Waters (not talking about pants)

Unread postby sury » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:45 am

Very dramatic captures Sig. Though I am hoping against hope that the reality is less dramatic, I am sure it is
far more severe. Here is hoping normalcy is restored soon.

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Re: High Waters (not talking about pants)

Unread postby aster » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:42 am

Hi, Sig.

The photos and the story-telling is most interesting. If it weren't for the dramatic reality of the flood and its probable aftermath, maybe resulting in mud accumulation, mold and traces of damage to concrete and metal surfaces, each photo is intriguing by itself.

Thanks for sharing,
Yildiz


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