This year will always be known as the year of rain around here. We get LOTS and we get it OFTEN. Not too long ago I told you and the flooding…well on Friday the flooding threatened again.
All day it rained. It was heavy in the morning dropping close to 3″.
Our ground is already very saturated. Plus we got two doses of rain earlier in the week.
After childcare on Friday Hubby came home and asked if I wanted to “shoot the loop”. In this case it meant survey the flooding signs. A guy we know is on the fire department with Hubby and he has a bridge that is part of his driveway. Once the rain starts in he’ll start measuring the rise of the river. That river runs through our town and is the source of the flooding. We drove up the driveway to take a look…so far not too bad….but it looked to rising.
At the park the river was out it’s banks and threatening to flood again.
We were hopeful that it wasn’t rising fast and hopefully it wouldn’t do what it did just a few short weeks ago. BUT there was more rain forecasted and it was possibly heavy.
Here’s a picture of the park where my kiddos play.It’s still mess and the clean up and repairs still aren’t complete from the last flooding.
Hubby got out of the truck and was with the fire chief checking the water levels here…yep, it had gone up but not lots.
We went to bed with the hope that the rain would stay south of us and happily it did.
The river did rise overnight but we didn’t have the heavy rain that was predicted. That was such a relief.
There is more rain in the forecast for the upcoming week. Now my concerns are starting to lean towards the fall field work. Already the rain is starting to be a problem with that. I’ll tell you more about that in another blog post.
For now I’m thankful that property damage flooding didn’t happen in our town yet again this year.