Monday, May 2, 2011

Four flood bits

It looks like the Corps will blow up the levee around midnight tonight.

The TVA is getting a coal-fired power plant on the Ohio River ready to be flooded.

I'd wondered when we would hear what an exceptionally wet April would do to cropland. Now we have an idea.

And Golconda, Ill. -- site of one my favorite river photos ever, even if there's no water in it -- can expect this to be the second-highest flood on record.

Preparing for 61 feet at Cairo

The Supreme Court has declined to intervene in the planned breach of a Missouri levee to relieve flooding on the lower Ohio River. The Corps will set  off the blast when the river at Cairo reaches 61 feet, which is about six inches below its expected crest.

And southern Indiana still struggles with flood waters.