Now that the River has receded from its crest of 20.7 feet,* we thought it was time to take a look back at this year’s flood, which knocked the 1892 flood out of fourth place by almost a foot and a half.
On River Drive, the traffic signs tried valiantly to keep their heads above water:
While our Front Porch got a little damp:
But Davenport had been warned and, with the help of volunteers put up its defenses in record time:
We may be getting the hang of this flooding thing . . .
But that doesn’t mean the River didn’t try its best to wander afield:
Do a little window shopping downtown:
And maybe take in a baseball game:
But, as usual, the web-footed citizens of Davenport didn’t seem to mind at all:
(Pictures taken by our own intrepid Amy D. We still aren’t sure what she was standing on for some of these)
* “River crests at 20.7 feet – Floodwaters in the Q-C begin to slowly recede, Quad-City Times, April 24, 2011, p.1