Christmas 2015 Flood – Buder Park

The Meramac river runs on the north side of Buder Park, this past Christmas 2015 the river was running very high. We had 3 days of solid rain dropping 10″ of rain into our area which made the Meramec river rise to the 44.11 foot level which is considered major flood stage

Captain we are taking on water….

These pictures were taken on Dec 28th, Hwy 141 was closed the next day making access to the park impossible

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We Now need a submarine to fly our models on Jan 1st …. Can I get a Rain Check?

Special thanks to John Moll who flew over the site on Dec 31 when the river was cresting at 44.11 feet, notice the shelter and the speed fence is not visible. you have to know what trees to look for to know where the CL circles are located

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Buder 12-31-15 John Moll

 

 

 

 

On Jan 10th the County opened the gates, the sun was shining and was able to get some good pictures of the park, these are the main roads. Notice that the engine run-up stands and picnic tables floated to a new area of the park. The Porta-a-Potti needs some servicing!

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The door in the upper right hand side of the picture gives you some idea how deep the water was

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The CL area had thin film of mud on the circle but nothing that a good rain can’t take care of. Also notice the thick layer of leaves and other organic debris in the speed fence. The shelter survived without any damage. The damage to the fence near the parking area was there before the flood

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This is the RC flying site with similar conditions

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