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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6 Responses to The Memphis Riverfront Returning to Normal

  1. aquariann July 6, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    Oh dearie my! I’m glad it’s returning to normal. Great photographs.

    -:¦:- WW: Sunbathing Daisy -:¦:-

  2. bywordofmouthmusings July 6, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    So much devastation from the weather of late, I cannot believe the photo with the bridge!

  3. Katie on the prairie July 6, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    Tremendous compare and contrast JP! Thanks for sharing. I can only hope and pray we see this “return to normal” in North Dakota along many flooding areas sooner than later. Thanks for linking up today!

  4. caseycolette July 6, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

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  5. Jodi July 7, 2011 at 11:36 am #

    Wow…these are crazy to look at all together.

  6. Good Girl Gone Green July 7, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    Stopping by from WW…I didn’t have enough time yesterday to look through all the photos! WOW, that was a lot of flooding! I cant believe that!

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