Flooding and Rising Waters

by jhwygirl

This is really a non-post. I’m feeling guilty, as I won’t be getting anything up – other than this, I guess.

Spent the whole day and better part of the early evening making a tour of the rivers. Rising waters – some impressive show mother nature is putting on in the Bitterroot. An amazing difference just 24 hours makes – and now thunder and lightening and rains so hard that I had to slow down to 30 mph – so the next 24 (peak was expected at midnight) will be all the more interesting.

One property that I’ve been watching, I couldn’t get within 1/4 mile of the river – and I’ve got a pretty big truck. Up to the axles. Couldn’t risk it, too much water moving. Not puddling, but moving. Two bridges, and I’ve serious concern that neither will be there tomorrow. One is practically an absolute – it’s a old lumber and cribbing thing. I fully expect a good bit of the road to be gone too – but it really shouldn’t have been there anyways. Good riddance.

Both Victor and Bell Crossing were so swollen, it looked like a Louisiana swamp. Water as far as you could see – water with trees growing out of it. No dirt.

I was impressed with the show two years ago. Today I was out with some old timers, and we were all in awe.

Anyways – sure wish I had the awakeness to post some pics – or a video or two. I’m tired. Tomorrow, I promise.

Add floods, I guess, to that other list of volcanoes and earthquakes.

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