Ohio River Floods Waterfront Park

The snow and rain of the past couple of weeks has caused the Ohio River to Flood Waterfront Park. It isn’t often that the Ohio River floods Waterfront Park but even when it does the park’s designers made sure that a flood would not wreck the park. The berms and plantings were designed to allow debris to float past them and not pile up. This prevents the accumulation of driftwood and other waterborne debris that would them exert tremendous strain on anything it was captured by.

Ohio River Flooding of Waterfront Park #2
Ohio River Flooding of Waterfront Park #2

Yesterday morning when the Ohio River crested I was on the Big Four Bridge to get some shots of the flooding. As the attached photos show the river was very muddy and there was a lot of debris being carried by the current. In the photos with the work barges you can see a sample of how much debris gets caught when there is an obstruction to the flow.

Ohio River Flooding of Waterfront Park
Ohio River Flooding of Waterfront Park

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Ohio River Flooding of Waterfront Park #3
Ohio River Flooding of Waterfront Park #3

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Ohio River Flooding of Waterfront Park #4
Ohio River Flooding of Waterfront Park #4

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Ohio River Flooding of Waterfront Park #5
Ohio River Flooding of Waterfront Park #5

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None of today’s images are HDR instead I opted to use Adobe Camera Raw and the normal exposure from each bracket set. Doing this really eases my processing work and speeds up the editing process.

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