Flood again???

The water is just as high today as it was at the earlier crest.  It just keeps raining.  I saw a video of some flooding up in Wisconsin, Lake Delton drained and cut a new path to the Wisconsin River, houses fell into the lake, and that all drains into the Mississippi north of here.  Check out this video on CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/weather/2008/06/09/vo.wi.home.break.off.wisc

We love the Wisconsin Dells.  The Tommy Bartlett show is having problems now, no lake to perform in.

I took this picture this evening.  Note how high the river is compared to earlier:

The dead carp and tire that drifted downstream are now submerged.

Spike’s dock is back under water:

It is fine weather for ducks:

Of course, the cats are only mildly concerned:

I will say that the water is not moving nearly as fast as it was at the end of April.  But enough is enough, can we send this water to California?

And 60 miles west in Iowa City, Coralville Lake is expected to crest tonight over the the spillway and go down into Iowa City.  It did that in 1993, and cut away 15 feet of silt from the bottom of the Iowa River and exposed fossils millions of years old.  Also took out a campground and road.

More news tomorrow.

 

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Nasty weather

We have had some thunderstorms and wind, but we have missed most of what hit the rest of the state of Iowa.  All this rain, the farmers are not getting crops in or having to replant.  And the Mississippi is rising again.   In the next four days, they are predicting it will go back up to moderate food stage, four feet up.  That will not go over the banks, but… starting to remind me of the summer of 1993.  Cool and a lot of rain.  Check the forecast:

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=dvn&gage=leci4&view=1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1

In 1993, Heidi was 9 and Nick was 3.  We hooked the pop up trailer behind the Ford Taurus and headed north.   We keep going north in Wisconsin, and finally ended up in Duluth before it quit raining.  Now it is 15 years later.  Nick is 18 and just graduated from high school.  Heidi is 24 and has her masters in occupational therapy and is living in Texas.  And we have a motorhome now.  Time flies.