flooding took place in Nashville
and Middle Tennessee on the first two days in May of 2010. Over 13 inches of rain was recorded over a two day period, doubling the previous record.
The Cumberland River reached nearly 12 feet above flood stage and it topped out just under 52 (51.9 feet) before the waters began to finally recede. Hundreds of people were rescued from their homes by boat and canoe.
The Nashville Flood of 2010 displaced thousands of residents and flooded hundreds of businesses which included extensive damage to the Grand Old Opry
, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center
, and the Opryland Hotel
This flood was the 10th highest flood of all time recorded in Nashville History.
2010 Nashville Flood Photo Gallery