Every year there is some flooding in Kimmswick. The town is like a pond, with the Mississippi river to the east, a creek to the south and hills east and west. Here are a few pictures I took.
Coming into town, the main road. The right side is usually a big field with the creek in the far background. The creek is normally behind the row of trees and cannot be seen from the road.
Same field from a different direction.
The other side of the road is where athletic fields are located, also under water.
One of the first places in town to take on water is the Visitor Center. You can see the pile of sand and the sand bags. The field beside the center is low and one of the first places in town to flood.
This is the back entrance to town, the one closest to the Mississippi River. There is an old bridge, no longer used right next to the new bridge. Normally, just a small creek.
Close up of bridge. To the left, you will see the road that normally goes under the railroad bridge to homes. This gives you an idea of how deep it is.
View from the bridge.
Once you cross the bridge you can see on your left the Aneuser Bush estate grounds. Once a summer home. It sits on the bluffs, you can see how high the river is behind the home.
The clouds you see are the way the sky has looked for weeks! Very little sunshine.
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