Just for comparison, here was the situation in December:
And here's the state of affairs this week:
It's still hard to imagine those terrible days in 1910 when he was up to his neck. If you care to know more, look for Paris Under Water by Jeffrey Jackson at your local bookstore or library. Jackson, an American historian, tells an interesting tale about the causes and consequences of the flood, and mixes in many interesting anecdotes, both heart renching and heart warming.