Cumberland Park and the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge
Date and Time
June 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. as well as after 6 p.m. if the weather holds
Commemoration of the May 2010 Nashville floods: Cumberland River and its tributaries
Mary Swafford Stone
History of Site and Related Water Issues
Due to over 13.57 inches of rainfall, Cumberland River crested at 51.86 feet in Nashville and 46 feet in Clarksville on May 1-2, 2010. This flood created millions of damage to Nashville, and all of Middle Tennessee, and parts of West Tennessee. Other rivers affected were the Harpeth River, Duck River, Buffalo River, and Red River in various locations. In May and June of 2013, six sculptures in Metro Arts’ “Watermarks” series commemorated the May 2010 flood in the city’s hardest-hit neighborhoods. They are the Anchor in the Storm, Bellevue Bench Mark, Emergence, Liquid 61, Pier, and Tool Fire. Global Water Dances Nashville danced at most of the sites’ commemoration.
Free Event: Local Guest Artists for Choreography & Music for Part I & II Global Choreography & Music for Part III & IV Encourage audience participation for Part IV Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour of dancing
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How can I get involved?
We need volunteer dancers, musicians, film makers and other organization assistance. Please email me of your interest.
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Other helpful information
Supporting organizations: Richland Creek Watershed Alliance Tennesee Scenic Rivers Association Tennessee Environmental Council