Friday, May 7, 2010

Robertson County Flooding

While much of the talk about flooding in Middle Tennessee involves the Cumberland River and it's mass decimation of homes and businesses, Robertson County is not getting much media attention. It is true that Robertson County was spared the flood damage that Nashville and surrounding counties have seen. I feel the main reason is the County's creeks, rivers, and drainage run-offs are more naturally oriented to the terrain and therefore were not as susceptible to the mass damage. Likewise, the county does not have a major river or large lake. Many people have flocked to areas were water is abundant, as the popularity of Hendersonville, Gallatin and Mt Juliet have exploded. While our county growth has been slower than other areas, I feel many will find the benefit of the high ground that Robertson County offers. Despite all this, I have attached pictures of localized flooding I personally witnessed.