Before sundown I took one more trip 5 blocks east to check out the Cumberland River's rise. The difference since this morning is dramatic. Usually the river is some 200-225' down the embankment from Cement Plant Road (old 2nd Avenue), which stands between the river & the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant.
This evening, as shown in the photos below, the water is a few feet from topping the embankment and spilling on to the road. As I write it may already be there. I don't know. But I did see a number of Metro Water Service employees on the road waiting for something. Not a sand bag in sight. You should be able to see the roofs of a couple of submerged sheds clearly below the road.