Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Flood Update

I was describing in my last post the incredible amounts of water down the road from us and mentioned that I'd like to get some pictures. Well yesterday morning after we dropped Cody off at school, we stopped with my camera and got some shots. I am not really a photographer, so these are not awesome, but they might show you just how much water is flowing in our little ditches, and in the farmers' fields.

 Above you can see how fast the water is pouring out of the culvert. It doesn't look that deep, though I suspect it might be deceiving. Either way, this is some powerful water. On the other side of the road, the water is well above the culvert and there is a whirlpool where it is being sucked down. You can see a chunk of snow above, but it is not there anymore. 
Here is another waterfall intersecting with the white water by the culvert. If you look down the road above, you can see the water is actually going right across the road.

Here is the view out my passenger window, driving along the edge of our gravel road. Looks more like a lake, doesn't it?

Again, a look out my passenger window. The water is right up to the edge of the road.

And further down the road, closer to our house, another lake. This is actually a farmer's field, where actual crops grow. It floods every year, but I have never seen as much water as we have this year.

Mike and I do not farm, and our land is on much higher ground, so we are very blessed to have barely even a puddle left in our yard. However, we basically live on top of an underground lake, so we may not be out of the woods yet. Last night we put all of our stuff in the basement as high up as we could, on top of plastic bins...etc, in preparation for possible flooding. The water right now is a mere fifteen inches below our basement, so if it rises that much more, we will have a problem. 

And speaking of flooding, Micah is currently trying to flood the living room with his tears. He is manipulating me, and I am upset about it, but I guess I'm going to have to sign off now. I have already cuddled him under a blanket for a whole hour this morning, but it seems he will not be happy today unless I cuddle him for the entire day. I love him, and I love cuddling him, but sometimes I have stuff to do. For some reason, he is really grouchy today. We have a big day ahead of us tomorrow, as we are supposed to be going in to the big city, a three hour drive. In truth, I don't know how I'm going to make it with these boys. I guess I'll have to keep you posted.

More on my mind, but I guess today will not be the day for sharing it. I have to go.

1 comment:

Songinthenight said...

Nice new look to your blog, Cheryl! Hope the waters don't get any higher...so many areas in Manitoba are at risk right now.