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ac.smith May 4, 2008 9:26 PM

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This is what we mean by River Dr.

ac.smith May 4, 2008 9:30 PM

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Looking across River Dr. at the Government Bridge underpass River dr. is a four lane roadway.

ac.smith May 4, 2008 9:31 PM

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Looking downriver.

ac.smith May 4, 2008 9:34 PM

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Fifteen feet is considered flood stage. It crested at 19'6" and had dropped about nine inches when I took the shots.

ac.smith May 4, 2008 9:36 PM

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On a wall near the sand bag levee and emergency pumps.

ac.smith May 4, 2008 9:37 PM

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From the vantage point of the Sky Bridge.

ac.smith May 4, 2008 9:38 PM

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The previous shot was upriver. This is downriver.

ac.smith May 4, 2008 9:40 PM

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The visiting pelicans aren't complaining about the accommodations.

ac.smith May 4, 2008 9:44 PM

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This shows my vantage point for the earlier pictures.

Alan T May 5, 2008 12:15 AM

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Fine pictures. I hope you livesafely on the high ground (if any)!

I took this in December just outside Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, southern England, when we were looking for a pub (this one!) for lunch. They were flooded catastrophically and unprecedentedly there last summer, with some fatalities.An alarmingly large number of the inhabitants of the town are still living in trailer caravans while their houses dry out.

We live safely on a sandstone ridge high above the River Dee flood plain.


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