The National Weather Service conducted a survery of flooding problems along Beargrass Creek through Seneca and Cherokee Parks in Louisville. This information will help the NWS better understand when a flood advisory or warning needs to be issued when heavy rains fall. The parks have been known to experience high water problems when 2 to 3 inches of rain falls. During the survery, it was determined that Beargrass Road between Alta Vista Road and Cherokee Park Road sees the most significant problems. The road has to be closed as water overflows the banks of Beargrass Creek and crosses over Beargrass Road between Alta Vista and Cherokee Park roads. Also, it was determined that Cherokee Park Road near the intersection of Interstate 64 and Lexington Road floods. This location is on the northwest side of Cherokee Park. Below is a Google map of the parks in Louisville and several images of the flooding on Wednesday morning, shortly after the water had begun to recede.
Above: Beargrass Creek running swiftly and overflowing its banks near Seneca Park Road.
Above: Beargrass Creek out of its banks along Seneca Park Road.
Above: A small parking lot at the confluence of Seneca Park Road, Park Boundary Road, and Beargrass Road is affected.
Above: Low ground becomes a floodplain with the main creek channel in the far background.
Above: Debris along Beargrass Road where the crest of the water had peaked earlier Wednesday morning.
Above: Beargrass Road from the same spot, looking West. The road had to be closed as more than a foot of water overflows the bridge in the background.
Above: The same bridge, zoomed in.
Above: Less than 6 inches of water flowing, near Beargrass Creek and Alta Vista roads.