Thursday, May 01, 2008

A different view of the floodwaters

I went down today to Modern Woodmen Park, which was open for various festivities, and got some pictures from a different vantage point.

You can just barely see the tops of the railing sticking out of the water.

Here are a couple of pictures of the $4-8,000 walkway to the stadium. It will be interesting to see how things play out with the team and the city deciding whether the field was unplayable during these days.

Still at the stadium, you can see the temporary gates that are inserted in the gaps in the stadium wall in order to hold back the flood waters. They seem to be working well. Despite having to move 3 games, the flood protection around the stadium have saved a lot of money in cleanup and repair costs.


Anonymous said...

It is fascinating that nobody has anything to say when everything works as planned.

QuadCityImages said...

Nope, you just get Fisher talking about the flooded basement of the Figge and implying that artwork is at risk. Then you get all his listeners repeating that lie until everyone starts to believe it.