If you were to fall into this river, it would be very difficult to get out; the water is flowing through the trees and brush at the top of the bank, and the basic issue is that you'd get pinned against a tree or bushes or a logjam as you tried to approach the shore. you'd be safer in the current, but if you're in the current, you're going to go for a long way. it's going at 8-10mph, and that's very, very fast. A good swimmer can swim at 2mph
I walk the river bank every couple of hours, and watch the USGS gauge reports so that I can see what 11.3 on the gauge looks like, or 11.5, or 14 -- which it's supposed to reach today.
The house, buildings and animals are well above the flood at this stage; to have water around the house you'd need 15.2 or better -- which this river can reach, but it requires a vast amount of water, more than we've got today, to do that. As the river rises it floods and widens, so a 1' rise could require 4 to 8 times the water volume, and another 1' would require even more.