Friday, March 21, 2008

Five Feet High and Rising

Due to the recent rains, there has been some serious flooding around the country. Here in Arkansas, the Black River crested on Thursday at 29.7 ft, 15.7 ft above flood stage at Black Rock. The White River was expected to crest today at 27 ft, 12 ft above flood stage at Batesville; and at 32 ft, 16 ft above flood stage at Newport.

You may recall that Johnny Cash was from Arkansas. This song of his seems appropriate. Enjoy (hopefully on dry land).

There is an amazing gallery of photos here that includes the one below of all the cows seeking high ground.

5 comments:

Midwife with a Knife said...

Great cow pic! :)

rlbates said...

I agree with you. Poor cows.

Notebook said...
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mark's tails said...

I have sometimes thought hard about how I would handle a situation like that and it truly is heart wrenching to watch videos and see pictures like this. Simply stated, it's scary. Hope you are on dry land as well.

rlbates said...

Notebook, I accidently deleted your comment. So sorry--take care.

Thanks, Mark, I am.