Pictures of Flood Taken December 1 & 2, 2001 at Shelby Farms
Looking across Walnut Grove Road from the soccer field parking lot. That is backup water from the Wolf River over there.
Looking down the road from the soccer field parking lot to the Walnut Grove Road bridge. No parking today!
Steps down to the white trail.
The blue trail at levee 2. A lot of water under and over the bridge.
This picture was published in the January 2002 Health and Fitness News.
Standing on the white trail looking south. The blue trail is under that water somewhere.
The full power of the Wolf River at 100 year flood. Not in sheep's clothing today.
This bridge was moved and damaged during the high water in February 2001. The December 2001 flooding caused more damage and moved the bridge about 4 feet towards the west.
Several smaller bridges floated out of place.
A board caught in a tree shows how high the river was at this location.
Large logs were tossed about like twigs in the powerful flow of the flooding Wolf River. This picture is of the yellow trail. In the first 3/4 mile of the blue trail 8 trees are down in the trail.
At several locations the river bank washed out leaving the trail on the edge.
This is another location where the river bank washed out. Notice the concave cut out in the bank. We are walking and riding on air!
In many places the force of the rushing water scoured out new holes or ripples in the ground. This new hole is of notable size. That is a full size mountain bike there.
Wishing for a day at the beach? The Wolf River deposited tons of sand at various places on the yellow trail. This is just one.
Here the water's force stripped the leaves off the plants to well away from the river bank.
The entire forest was covered with water. This old river channel is crossed by the blue trail. This water was 3 to 4 feet deep on the day of this picture. No telling how long it will take for this to soak in.