Flooding

I flew back the other day and the flight path moved over the Mississippi for a bit.

I had a window seat. 

At 10,000 + feet in the air, the East West flooding was beyond my sight.

The Mississippi runs from the North to the South, so for it to be flooded from East to West is to be expected.  However, for it to be flooded to beyond my sight, is sobering.  It is serious.

From the plane, it is impossible to tell if the water is 3 feet deep, or 2 inches.  I could only judge from the glare of the sun; shiny = water, dull = dryland or tree tops.

Here is a link to the US Flooding Map, there are better maps out there, but this is the only one I found;

http://www.esri.com/services/disaster-response/floods/latest-news-map.html

It takes a moment to load, but it is interactive.

 

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