NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Mother Nature has shown little mercy across Middle Tennessee in the way of rainfall over the course of the last week. Leaving area creeks and streams overflowing their banks and more rain is on the way.
In West Nashville the Harpeth River is so high that it's shutdown greenways and inundated soccer fields and baseball fields with nearly two feet of water. The murky, brown water has been mercilessly rising since Saturday as heavy rain started falling.
Water levels are also continuing to climb on the Cumberland River. On Thursday the National Weather Service said they expected the river to crest on Saturday night just above flood stage. At Old Hickory Lake the Army Corps. of Engineers has been keeping the dam open to help regulate water levels at the lake. But as the river rises down stream is caused flooding along the banks.
While Cumberland River levels aren't expected to reach unprecedented heights seen during 2010, the river is still expected to keep rising through the weekend as more rain is expected.