The water’s retreat

Filed under:General — eric @ 12:01 pm

I went down this morning to take pictures of the river where greenhouses ought to be, but it had receded some overnight. The high water mark was about a foot high inside the greenhouses, but everything inside survived just fine. The water wasn’t fast-moving there, so it merely rose up the legs of the tables.

At its highest, it was only a few vertical inches and less than ten horizontal feet from the 100-year flood line. Our well house was under a couple feet of water, but nothing there was damaged. Assuming we get no rain today (it would be our first rain-free day in the last thirteen — there’s only “a chance of thunderstorms” forecast), the waters damaged nothing of ours. And who knows, maybe they’ll deposit something interesting on our beach on the way out.


  1. glad to hear that your wonderful farm have not washed away.

    Comment by crash — 3/21/2003 @ 4:03 am

  2. Whew!

    Comment by Mom — 3/22/2003 @ 2:15 am

  3. i’m glad you survived the flooding…how often do these rivers around here flood- i don’t remember hearing about flooding since moving here. hopefully it won’t be a common problem for you…

    Comment by kim — 3/23/2003 @ 8:40 am

  4. Hey there, Eric! I just realized that the same storm system that caused you flooding stranded me and my sweetie in Cheyenne for 2-1/2 days! My sweetie and I packed a rental truck and towed my car and we got into Cheyenne on Monday night just as it was starting to snow. This snow storm turned out to be the bigest snow storm on record for Cheyene! I remeber seeing severe thunderstorm and possibly tornado warnings in the south central parts of the nation whilst waiting for the roads to open. I’m glad you’re okay! I finally made it out of Wyoming and into California.


    Comment by Matt — 3/24/2003 @ 8:36 am

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