Monday, March 6, 2023

CSX/Big Four Bridge over Scioto River at La Rue, OH and Mar 2023 Flooding

(no Bridge Hunter; Satellite)

Street View, Jul 2014

Why am I noting a steel girder bridge that is so plain that Bridge Hunter hasn't documented it? Because the river is flooding. I wonder how much of the field that is out-of-frame to the left is under water.
MP Rail Photography posted
A CSX Autorack train heads westbound over a flooded Scioto River in La Rue, Ohio on the CSX Mt. Victory Subdivision.
March 4, 2023
La Rue, Ohio
CSX 3082 - ES44AH
CSX 86 - AC44CW
MP Rail Photography shared

I knew California was getting a lot of precipitation this year, but I didn't know that the Ohio Valley is also getting pounded. So I checked out the river level gauge at Paducah. This shows that a single rain storm over the Ohio River watershed can have a significant impact on the Ohio River.

Then it occurred to me to checkout Vicksburg, MS, because that river was really low last Fall. 
Sam Evans Strickland posted via Dennis DeBruler-dry

Indeed, the Mississippi River level has recovered from its low of last Fall.
Dennis DeBruler-wet

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