Saturday, February 16, 2013

Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail remains flooded! 2/16/2013

February 16, 2013 - The Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail in Jackson County remains flooded today.

Flood waters rose over the trail on February 13th as the Chipola River topped its banks and water spread out into the floodplain. The river crested yesterday and has begun a slow drop, but as of noon today virtually the entire length of the popular and historic trail remains underwater.

The video above will give you a good idea of the current status of the trail, which is likely to remain flooded for several more days. The photographs below also were taken today at around noon.

Trail Entrance with water still up to the gates.

Parking lot erosion.

Trail remains underwater.

Looking down the Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail

Another view down the trail.

Debris piled against trail entrance by flood waters.

2 comments:

JW53 said...

WOW, still flooded...saw it a few day's ago when it was going over the parking area. Lets hope the rain Tues-wed doesn't effect it...

Dale Cox said...

I'll check it again tomorrow but there is so much water over into the floodplain that it is going to take some time for it all to drain off.