Tuesday, July 23, 2013

That was Nothing

The other week we had some flooding that at the time seemed pretty significant.  Yesterday's torrential downpours made the previous flooding situation seem like nothing. We don't live in a flood plain.  We actually live in a nice hilly area.  Our little creek usually has just a trickle of water running through it.  There is nothing significant about our creek or surrounding areas that would even make us susceptible to flooding.  That is until this summer. Yesterday the skies opened up and it poured and poured and poured and we had the worst flooding to date.  The entire backyard became a torrent of rushing water.  The creek rose several feet and the water ended up rising above the culvert and over our bridge.  We lost most of our driveway that leads back to the pond.  Even the huge foundation rocks were washed away.  My daughter said, "Well now I see how the Grand Canyon was formed".  It is that bad.  We almost lost our gigantic wood pile as well.  We have full tree trunks stacked up for the winter and we had so much rushing water, the skids under the lumber started to float away.  It was unbelievable.  We will be repairing the storm damage here for quite some time.  Tonight's forecast calls for heavy rains, high winds, intense lightning and hail.  Let's hope Round 2 isn't as bad.  I don't think the yard can take much more abuse. 

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