1) Top picture was taken on New Year’s Eve (Dec 31). The water was up about 20 higher than normal. 2) This picture was looking back at the parking area for visitors to the park. 3) This picture was taken today(Jan 3) from the parking area. As you can see the river covers the stones. Also, there is a pile fo debris that has floated down stream. This is about 34 feet at flood stage 4) In this picture you see tree about 20 feet long with roots and all floating on down to New Orleans. The river is predicated rise another 7 feet.
» The good news? It’s not a record: But, considering it’s within a foot of the record, that’s of little solace to the people whose homes have been damaged by the flooding. Still, if something happens and it gets worse, the city is ready. "We will be prepared even if it goes beyond [48 feet],“ said Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. "We have acted all along as if it were right at 49 or 50 feet.” One last note: Major landmarks like Sun Studio, Beale Street and Graceland are safe.