The Memphis Riverfront Returning to Normal

As I was running around town the other day, I realized that some of you may be interested to know how the riverfront looks. My impression is that the flooded areas have recovered incredibly fast, however there are still problems that need to be addressed. One that grabbed my eye from a distance was a sinkhole that has formed on southern end of Mud Island and one I saw much more closely, the severely eroded riverbank.

Lots of work is going on down there and lots of grass growing. Here are a few of the photos I took this week compared to some when the flooding was at a high point in May.

 

visual comparison Mud Island flood & post-flood

river level May to June Memphis 2011

Tom Lee Park May - June 2011

Beale & Riverside May - June 2011

 

About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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