Flooding

Where does snow go when daytime temperatures get above 50 degrees but the ground is still frozen?  Anywhere it can.

Water, water everywhere

Water, water everywhere

We are just not used to standing water.  It’s an aberration for us.  Other parts of the county have this problem but not us.  Not until this year.

In an arid environment that gets less than 10″ of precipitation annually, we’re dealing with flooded basements.

Wet, wet, wet

Wet, wet, wet

There’s been a run on waterproof boots.  And sump pumps.  And wet/dry vacuums.

When the water can’t soak into the ground there’s no place for it to go except a low spot.  Lots of folks around have been surprised to discover their house IS the low spot.

I’m off to help a friend whose house turned into an island.

Yay!

Yay!

Glad I have some waterproof boots!

 

2 thoughts on “Flooding

  1. Audrey :-)

    Love the pink wellies! We got major flooding in Cheyenne too. Glad we are on top of that hill. All this moisture should make for a spectacular wildflower season!

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