These first pictures are of the main entrance area to the riverfront park area (this is the entrance where they've already closed the floodwall):
Same area - taken Thursday, March 1- shows the same area with the flowerpots and stairs still above water.
Friday, March 12 - the base of the flagpole is still uncovered, but the huge flowerpots closest to the river just have their little topknots of plants showing.
This morning (Saturday) - all the flowerpots and stairs are gone and the water has crept onto the circular roadway.
The next set are of the area near the boat ramp which is upriver at the other entrance through the floodwall:
Taken Thursday - I decided to use the white tree as a measuring stick and I could swear I had a picture of it with the trunk showing, but since I wasn't there until Thursday, I guess I'm dreaming.
I don't have a Friday picture - this is Saturday and you can just see the tops of the benches in this area.
Another Saturday picture - this is my white tree measuring stick.
Next is a set of the boat ramp area, mainly because all the deep water signs kind of tickled me - sort of a "duh!" moment!
This is another picture from last March. It shows the start of the boat ramp slanting down to the water (along with a lot of busy ducks)
Friday's picture taken from my car window as I was leaving the upper parking area shows that entire area now under water - the ducks don't seem to notice though - they're still swimming around here and there...
And this picture was taken this morning - no one swam out to move the signs...
Just two more...
I was still walking around on these sidewalks Friday...
And now, they're gone - the tops of those benches are on the "away from the river" side of those sidewalks, so it's covered the grass on the left of the sidewalks, the sidewalks, and is well on it's way up from them.
I don't know that even when it crests it will reach the floodwalls - the Corps of Engineers, along with building the floodwall also has installed all kinds of controls on the flow of the river so that hopefully it will never again be as horrible as the 1937 flood. I did read today that a number of our major roads are flooded - the road I used to take to get into Huntington is flooded, but that's not too unusual - it has two very low spots. But U.S. Rt. 60 is also flooded out towards Barboursville and that's a major highway into Huntington.