These are photos of the PDO village working to build a concrete flood wall along the river. It appears the project had not gotten very far along before the flood. They are digging out some of the bank, getting ready to install cages filled with river rocks that would be later filled with concrete. These photos were taken just a few days BEFORE the flood
. Bless their hearts, they were working hard to do what they could to prevent something like this flood from happening.
For those of you who have been to PDO before, this area where they are digging out, when you arrive to the village at the boat docking area and walk up the steps, when you are facing the village, this is the far right end of the village. Most people don't walk down this far, so you may not have been down here or may not recognize it. Or, to help get your bearings, this is the opposite end of the village from the guest cabanas. I think the bank is lower down in this area of the village, and perhaps why they were starting to build the flood wall in this area.