GatewayRedbirds.com

A Message Board Dedicated to Discussing St. Louis Cardinals Baseball!
It is currently June 18 19, 10:40 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 29 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Author Message
PostPosted: May 9 19, 9:12 am 
Offline
tl;dr

Joined: May 21 09, 12:41 pm
Posts: 4421
IMADreamer wrote:
They used to dredge it regularly, we liked it because it kept the river lower and barge companies liked it because they had less damage due to hitting stuff under the water because the channel was deeper and the river was cleaner. Sometime in the last decade or so the corp has significantly cut dredging.


Highly cynical and sarcastic response because I honestly don't know where the funding for the CoE comes from but....

THOSE BOMBS AND FANCY NEW FIGHTERS DON'T BUY THEMSELVES!!!!

Edit to add: Also completely not helpful to advance the discussion but I'm at that point where I'm just lost and mad these days.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: May 9 19, 2:38 pm 
Offline
tl;dr

Joined: May 21 09, 12:41 pm
Posts: 4421
I really hope that we can break this pattern where it rains every Wednesday/Thursday after this week.

I feel like a jerk for being mad that we have rained out every single Thursday softball game so far this season but I honestly do feel terrible for everybody dealing with the flooding. I remember what my dad and his fiance went through a couple of years ago with that December flood that completely submerged their house off of 141. Not cool at all Mother Nature.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: May 29 19, 4:32 pm 
Offline
Has an anecdote about a townie he overheard.
User avatar

Joined: December 6 10, 1:09 am
Posts: 11391
Location: Illinois
The river situation is getting much worse. Those of you around the river please consider volunteering.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: May 29 19, 5:21 pm 
Offline
Hall Of Famer
User avatar

Joined: April 25 06, 6:43 pm
Posts: 11368
Location: Austin
Cool satellite images:

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/image ... ississippi


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: June 3 19, 6:37 pm 
Offline
Has an anecdote about a townie he overheard.
User avatar

Joined: December 6 10, 1:09 am
Posts: 11391
Location: Illinois
The rivers north of STL are basically at peak flooding right now with more rain this week. Levees are popping in quite a few places and in some places they are being over topped. We by some miracle are still ok. We had a massive scare Friday night where basically it was time to get out. Another decent scare yesterday but so far everything has been stabilized.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: June 4 19, 11:46 am 
Offline
Hall Of Famer
User avatar

Joined: May 4 06, 8:44 am
Posts: 16882
I was watching the news last night and they were saying there's a possibility of another 4 inches of rain this week :? This is getting ridiculous.

Hoping for the best for you Dreamer and the rest that are affected by the flood.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: June 5 19, 9:33 pm 
Offline
Seeking a Zubaz seamstress

Joined: September 4 07, 1:48 pm
Posts: 23721
Location: St. Louis
I suspect the river busn on the rec side is being crushed.

Hard to tell what is open along Missouri, Mississippi and Lower Meramec as well, so people just do something else.

Quite a few places I tend to haunt and spend a little money, but am not lately .

Hang in there Hermann, Hartsburg, Mokane, Portland, Treolar, Chamois Valmeyer (and Waterloo by assoc) , Grafton, and Old Bakery Brewery etc etc...we will be itchin to get back.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: June 5 19, 9:52 pm 
Offline
All Hail the New GDT Master
User avatar

Joined: April 26 11, 6:06 am
Posts: 20285
Location: Columbus, OH
Are there any organizations that are helping with flood relief that we should know about and potentially support?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: June 5 19, 10:16 pm 
Offline
Seeking a Zubaz seamstress

Joined: September 4 07, 1:48 pm
Posts: 23721
Location: St. Louis
CardsofSTL wrote:
Are there any organizations that are helping with flood relief that we should know about and potentially support?


Am not sure. IMA?

There isn't an overall general way to support. It seems coordinated by area and by individual groups affected. Watching local news tonight (rare for me), it was random operations. I think you just have to look around and pick one to support.

it is sketchy the next few days at least. But there will also be a lot of need/chances to help when the water finally recedes.
https://www.riverrelief.org
I've been a small time donor to Missouri River Relief. Havent volunteered yet, but hope to. Good organization, focused on river cleanup. There will be actual tons of trash to clean up from these floods.
When it recedes, dabgummit i will be up with a trash bag along the low stretch of a favorite trail in Pere Marquette SP, followed by supportive beer and food in a river town


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 29 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group