Rising Water


Look at this photo from yesterday afternoon:

And this photo from this morning:

You can see the difference in the level of the river and that the water is up in the ford. However! School was on today, though Morgan had to be gotten out over the muddy road in the other direction. There will be no driving across the river ford today!

P.S. Someone asked about this yesterday–this is the Pocatalico River. It’s a long but narrow and shallow river, mild and meek…..except when it rains. Then it can be as raging wild as any river you’ve ever seen. I’m always glad that our house is far above it when it floods.

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on February 25, 2011  

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  1. 2-25

    Yikes! Glad you are UPhill!

  2. 2-25

    you know Suzanne, you should give some thought to taking down a few more trees towards the river view. that really is a lovely site.

  3. 2-25

    Isn’t it nice to look down on the flooding river.

  4. 2-25

    There’s a nice National Weather Service graph of the flood level of the Pocatalico River at Sissonville at http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=rlx&gage=sisw2

    (Okay, so maybe I’m a little bit of a weather geek.)

  5. 2-25

    Thank you, Whaledancer! I bookmarked that! It shows the river went up 11 feet in the last 24 hours. Neat to have the data.

  6. 2-26

    “How high is the water Mama?”
    “Well it’s two feet high and risin'”
    How high is the water Papa?”
    “Two feet high and risin”
    Those pictures make me think of Johnny Cash. Hopefully you won’t have to go to safety floating on a door made into a raft (as he says he had to).

  7. 2-26

    we live in central Iowa and were flooded last July and lost our 12 yr old home and lots of damage to our property so know the feeling of water rising ..we have lived here over 40 yrs and never happened before …nature can be cruel as well as beautiful :chicken:

  8. 2-26

    It went up 11 feet in 24 hrs? Wow.

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