Still Flooding Along the Greenway

This is the Walnut Avenue Bridge. The trees in the center are the normal demarcation between the greenway and the river.

I just got back from an attempted walk on the Roanoke River Greenway through  Wasena and Smith Parks and down toward the sewage treatment plant. Most of that is underwater still and more rain is expected today and tomorrow.

This is the other side of the Walnut Avenue Bridge, which has a depth marking on the side. It measured 10-feet over flood stage today.

My guess is that I’m going to have to find another place to walk over the next few days, a place going up mountains instead of down by the waterside. ‘Course, that has its own hazards, as I discovered a while ago trying to scale a steep hill that was wet. Hope the stains come out of my jeans.

Here is some of what the greenway looks like today.

This is the river just below the Blue Cow ice cream parlor. The greenway is under the water. The river would not normally show in this photo.
This view is near the old American Viscose Plant, with Mill Mountain in the center of the photo. At the end of the rock wall, the greenway is completely underwater.

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Dan Smith is an award-winning journalist in Roanoke, Va., and a member of the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. He is an author, photographer, essayist, father and grandfather. Co-founder of Valley Business FRONT magazine and founder of the Roanoke Regional Writers Conference. On Advisory Board of New River Voice.

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