Major Flooding on the Lower Ohio River - January, 2005
Widespread heavy rain, combined with snowmelt from December, produced major flooding on the Lower Ohio River in early to mid January.
of a flooded area on Pearl Street in Metropolis, IL. Photo courtesy of Beau
This photo, courtesy of Jeff and Christine Wielgos, shows the makeshift levee constructed on U.S. Highway 60 in Smithland, KY. Smithland is located in Livingston County, about 15 miles upriver from Paducah. With no permanent levee, a makeshift levee is built to protect Smithland during each major river flood. Photo taken looking north on Route 60 from the southern city limits.
Photo taken in Livingston County, KY on Route 137 near Phelps Creek. Ice formed in many backwater areas. Photo courtesy of Jeff and Christine Wielgos.
major floods, the Ohio River backs up the Saline River into Gallatin and Saline
Counties in Illinois. This photo shows a house
surrounded by floodwaters in the community of Junction, which is much closer to
the Saline River than the Ohio.
Photo courtesy of Tracy Felty.
of a flooded intersection in Equality, IL (Gallatin County). Intersection is
closed and ice is forming on the water. Photo courtesy of Tracy Felty.
Water covers a road in Livingston County, KY. Photo from Beau Dodson.
The following photo, courtesy of Beau Dodson, is a view of the makeshift levee constructed on U.S. Highway 60 in Smithland, KY. Photo taken on January 15.
Photo of low areas surrounding the business district of Wickliffe, KY. Wickliffe is along the Ohio River very near the confluence with the Mississippi River. Photo from Beau Dodson.
Firefighters and other city workers install a floodgate in downtown Paducah, KY on January 14. This was the first time since the 1997 flood that floodgates were installed in Paducah. Click on image for full size version.
Full size versions of the remaining images are not available.
photo taken on Friday, Jan.14 of the floodgate installation in downtown Paducah.
of the Ohio River taken from the same spot as the preceding photo.
of a flooded campground along the Ohio River in Livingston County, KY near
Birdsville on January 10. Photo courtesy of Brian Brush.
Additional links of interest
North Central River Forecast Center
|Radar-Derived Mean Areal Precipitation||Areal-averaged QPF|
|Mean Areal Precipitation||Gridded QPF|
Ohio River Forecast Center
|Observed Data||Forecast Data|
Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center
|Precipitation Data||QPF Data|