James and Zach had doctors appointments this morning and we arrived in Helena a little early so we drove over to see if the road was still closed going to the River Park (it still was last week). The road was finally opened so we crossed over the levee to go see how much damage the flooding did to the park.
I love going to this little park to sit and watch the barge traffic and other boats going by. When I worked in Helena, years ago, I would often take a sandwich and spend my lunch hour on the board walk.
This is the river park which is on the river bank, across the Mississippi River levee from Helena.
I think if you click to enlarge this photo, you can see the water marks on the board walk where it was all covered in flood waters except for a little of the railing. All this water seen here is not there when the river is below flood stage.
The Mississippi River looking north, towards Memphis. Those little bush tops sticking up on the right side of the photo is the river bank when it's not flooded. The road we're on(which is built up but is much lower than the main levee) was completely under water this time last week.
These are trees which show how high the water was before it started receding. I took this shot from the road also.