Wednesday, May 12, 2010

God Willing and the Creek, Er Lake Don't Rise

After having been through the flood here in Nashville, I have a new understanding of the meaning of the saying "God willing and the creek don't rise." I thought that I'd show you what happens when the creek rises.

This is the sewage pumping station near our home. It sits on one side of the road and Piercy Priest Lake is on the other side (or at least that is how it is suppose to be). I took these photos about a week after the flood. As you can see, the lake decided to come visit the sewage pumping plant. Luckily it didn't do this by coming up over the road...

This is a view of the lake. I have never seen the water even touching the trees that you see sticking out into the lake. As a matter of fact, there is usually about another eight feet of shore that sticks out into the lake. It is pretty common to see people standing out there fishing. And again this is after a week of waters receeding.

This is the colvert that connects the lake to the small creek on the other side of the road. So you can see how the lake kept from going over the road, just barely. At the height of the flooding, the lake was only about a foot from the road.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi from Ohio. Lots of water to wash away. Love, Mom