The Path of Life

The Path of Life

Friday, April 4, 2014

High water

We have had a bit of rain here lately. It finally stopped this morning; during the previous 36 hours, I'd estimate we had somewhere between 6 and 7 inches of rainfall. Needless to say, many low-lying areas have flooded, including much of the valley directly below Saint Meinrad Archabbey, in and around the town of St. Meinrad. Several roads around the Hill are covered. Earlier today, nearby Interstate 64 was reportedly closed due to high water in a few locations. Above is the view from near the Abbey Press (Plant 1) downhill toward the St. Meinrad community center and park just across the road. Below are a few more shots I took this afternoon.
The appropriately named baseball field in the park.
I'd say today's game is a rainout.
The nearby community park.
Looking toward the other end of the valley, toward the gift shop.
Looking toward the St. Joseph Shrine, barely visible in the center of the
photograph. Somewhere beneath the water is a state highway.
The parking lot of the Archabbey Gift Shop.
Looking up toward the Hill from the gift shop.
The lake in the foreground should not be there.

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