The title of this blog post may seem a little dramatic, but this flood will be studied, written about, and taught in history classes for decades. It's one of the worst floods to hit the Midsouth, getting very close to the Great Flood of 1937. The impact can be seen from Space. These images were taken by the MODIS Rapid Response Team in conjunction with NASA. This first image is from May of LAST year, 2010. Click the image to enlarge. Try to find the Mississippi River, Black River, White River... How about the Cache River? St. Francis? That's a tougher task!
Personal Note: I may head over to Memphis this week to witness the flooding first hand. I'm not sure we'll ever see it this bad again. You never know.