Monday, May 03, 2010

Duck River at Centerville

The all-time record flooding on the Duck River at Centerville Tennessee this afternoon. This is the USGS gauge on the Highway 100 bridge which earlier recorded a crest nearly 10 feet above the previous all-time record. As you can see from the debris on the supports, the water was about five feet above this level at the crest, and well over the road surface on the bridge. Ordinarily this bridge sits far above the river, with a city park and soccer fields well below it. The bridge was still closed by floodwaters at this time and had become the major attraction in town. Centerville is without drinking water and has only had phone and electric service restored very recently.

More photos from Hickman County tomorrow.


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