The Great Flood of 2010
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The majority of these pictures are taken from streets looking down on Riverside Drive. Compliments of Rick Hollis, Goldie Carter, and a local Deputy Sheriff
(Courtesy of Eleanor Williams) After several days of rain, the Cumberland River overflowed leaving widespread flooding in Montgomery County and Clarksville, Tennessee. By Monday, May 3, 2010, Riverside Drive along the Cumberland River was completely inundated and businesses along the drive were under several feet of water. At one point, the bridges in and out of Clarksville were closed and several streets impassable. There was only one main street into downtown and that was Madison Street. Traffic was horrendous and schools were closed from Monday, May 3rd, through Friday, May 7th. Curfews were imposed, effective from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. The flood of 2010 nearly surpassed the flood of 1937 and it did surpass earlier floods. The Cumberland River reached its crest on Tuesday, May 4th, at 62.58 feet while the flood of 1937 reached its crest at 65.5 feet. As of May 14th, Riverside Drive had 218 structures damaged, College Street 30, Kraft Street 20, Tylertown Road 11, State Highway 48/13 8, Dunbar Cave Road 41, Southern Hills 15, Woodstock 9, and the rest totaled 81. There has been no estimate of the dollar amount of damages as yet.