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Trying to Stay Dry

January 11th, 2017 at 05:52 am

After the "worst drought in recorded history", I heard on the radio this past week that we were on track for the "wettest winter in recorded history." (Or something along those lines). It would be enough to wipe out the years-long drought.

So... You can't win!

Anyway, we are in the midst of some huge storms. Was just reading an article how they opened the flood gates to release water. They don't do this lightly. They are letting go of precious water, and won't be able to close the gates again until the water recedes.

We are okay, for now, but we could use a break in the rain. It's supposed to rain for a couple of more days, and all the (MANY) rivers are getting very high and are being closely monitored.

Edited to add: I started to type this out yesterday. Last night I Was woken up around midnight to the most *insane* rain. It was raining several inches per hour. (If I hadn't of laid there for a while, taking some time to get my bearings, I might have thought that the river was roaring down our street. Of course, I got up to be sure it was *just* the rain). Seriously?! The storm went out with a BANG! It was very calm after that; the storm gutters were clear and able to handle the deluge. More rain today and tomorrow.

7 Responses to “Trying to Stay Dry”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Getting a lot of rain at once is a bit disturbing when it starts flooding once low level bodies of water! Stay safe, water is powerful.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    That is scary. Such weather extremes.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I've seen the news about your rain. Very unsettling, I would imagine, but hey! No more drought! We had very high winds yesterday, which is the weather I most dislike. Calm today, though.

  4. Deb Says:

    I live in So. California, and in the past year, my homeowners association (of a "community" of 212 homes) has pulled out half of our grass and ground cover to plant drought-resistant plants. I am wondering if those drought resistant plants will die from too much water? We'll see.

  5. Kiki Says:

    I've been wondering about you being north of the city and in such a flat low lying area in some places.

    on the east side lots of water and some street flooding but not much else thank goodness.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    My brother posted a picture on FB of his landlord's driveway - titled "our new swimming pool"

    Stay dry!

  7. MonkeyMama Says:

    The storm had moved on by the time I posted. Wednesday was just a *beautiful* day and yesterday was just light rain. The drought is over for the northern part of the state. Just like that! It will be a nail biting year (winter/spring), probably. River by our house is running higher than it has in 20 years (or entire time we have lived here). Mountains are piling up with snow, which will mean lots of snow melt later.

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