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Airport Flood Pics

Sun Apr 03, 2005 11:10 pm

Dear A.netters

Just minutes ago I read about the Corona Airport Flood in California a couple of month ago.
Looking at this gallery I have now seen plane fleeing by road and also being stored there. A bit unusual I must say.
Good that most of the planes were saved.

I wonder what CPH (elevation: 16' (4.8m)) will look like if the ocean surface starts to rise due to melting ice caps.  Sad

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RE: Airport Flood Pics

Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:16 am

That is very, very interesting. Very good of them to allow all the aircraft to be parked on the streets.
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RE: Airport Flood Pics

Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:10 am

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Here is one from MIA after a Cat-1 Hurricane.
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RE: Airport Flood Pics

Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:21 am

I remember seeing a picture in the Reno Journal Gazette back when the Truckee River flooded the Reno Tahoe Airport and it showed water flowing past an American 757,IIRC, and the water was about 3-4' deep.
That would have been a sight to see. I know it interrupted our (WN) sched there then.
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RE: Airport Flood Pics

Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:40 am

St. Paul Downtown airport floods every few years:

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RE: Airport Flood Pics

Mon Apr 04, 2005 2:03 pm

This was St Paul's airport during the flooding of 1994. Was an aerial photograph taken when I worked for an aerial photography company back them.
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RE: Airport Flood Pics

Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:14 pm

Thanks guys for your replies

This page is linking to a video on the flooding at Corona:

4 seconds of 1997 Reno Airport flooding on CNN video:
- Indeed nasty

St. Paul Downtown certainly looks flooded. I almost had to jump into the water on AsstChiefMark's reply, before I could see the airport.
Brick: That picture of yours works very well along with AsstChiefMark's.

Being located next to a river can be an "experience" and a challenge.
In one way I would like to see some airliners parked on ordinary streets next to a flooded airport. But then again... that would mean a flooding and a lot of losses for a lot of people.  Sad
Maybe I should try computer graphics or try to work as an artist in some way.

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RE: Airport Flood Pics

Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:38 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):
St. Paul Downtown airport floods every few years:

I was there in 1999 I believe - to witness that event. Amazing how they have the contingency plan all worked out. It was rather interesting going into the National Guard hanger there, to see everything being carted out, and to go up to their tower (now an office space) and look out over the whole field and see all but a small portion of the apron covered in water.

Was glad to get back up on higher ground.
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RE: Airport Flood Pics

Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:59 pm

I am quite sure a number of GA airports have been flooded in whole or part too. Some GA airports are located in river valleys or flat plains near rivers subject to flooding like that occuring now in Northern NJ and Various location along the Deleware River (PA, NJ, NY State). Development in many places has changed water flows, less land to absorb heavy rains and more drainage due to paving from development. In most cases as to Major airports, you do have the potential problems of flooding due to being located near coastal areas (many) or significant rivers. Many airports in the Carrbbean, and along the Gulf of Mexico and Eastern USA by the Atlantic Ocean, could be subject to flooding from coastal storms, tropical storms and Hurricanes in season (as noted in an above picture). I would suspect that all airport locations try to avoid the potential of flooding but not all cases can be avoided.

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