Sugar Creek flood, April 19th, 2013

Flood water by the Lafayette Avenue road bridge over Sugar Creek, April 19th, 2013.

Flood water by the Lafayette Avenue road bridge over Sugar Creek, April 19th, 2013.

Flood water by the Lafayette Avenue road bridge over Sugar Creek, April 19th, 2013.

Flood water by the Lafayette Avenue road bridge over Sugar Creek, April 19th, 2013.

Creekside Lodge restaurant surrounded by flood water

Creekside Lodge restaurant surrounded by flood water

Creekside Lodge restaurant surrounded by flood water

Creekside Lodge restaurant surrounded by flood water

Creekside Lodge restaurant surrounded by flood water

Creekside Lodge restaurant surrounded by flood water

Creekside Lodge restaurant surrounded by flood water

Creekside Lodge restaurant surrounded by flood water

Elston Park, April 19, 2013.

Elston Park, April 19, 2013.

Elston Park, under water, April 19, 2013.

Elston Park, under water, April 19, 2013.

Elston Park, under water, April 19, 2013.

Elston Park, under water, April 19, 2013.

The historic flooding of Sugar Creek, seen at the Lafayette Avenue road bridge, over Sugar Creek, in Crawfordsville, Indiana, April 19th, 2013. The road was closed to vehicular traffic, because the water level was almost up to the top of the arches, under the bridge. The Elston Softball park was closed, because it was under water, and the Creekside Lodge restaurant and lodge, was surrounded by water.

In an article in the local newspaper, the Journal Review, of Monday April 22nd, it quotes the National Weather service;

“According to the National Weather service, Sugar Creek crested Friday afternoon [April 19th] at 15.31 feet, making it the second worst flooding event since March 27, 1913, when the creek crested at 17.30 feet. Flood stage is considered at 8.0 feet.”

These pictures were taken on the Friday afternoon, around the time the creek crested.

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1862 Cannon JMW No. 425

1862 Cannon JMW No. 425 by cjp02
1862 Cannon JMW No. 425, a photo by cjp02 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Seen at the 52nd Annual 4th of July Celebration in the City Park, in Covington, Indiana, Saturday June 30th, 2012. The Annual Klassic Kar, Truck and Motorcycle Show is sponsored by two of the local radio stations, KOOL FM 92.9 and KISS Country Radio FM 103.1. The organizers announced that there was a storm headed towards the show area during the car show. There was thunder and lightning nearby, therefore some participants left early.

The website for Covington’s July 4th Celebrations is www.covingtonfourthofjuly.org

For information about other car shows and events going on around our area check out www.aroundourarea.com