We've had an epic amount of rain around where I live lately. Last Friday, our small country town flooded all through the main street, washing through houses, and businesses, and even collapsing the local bus depot's besser brick fence. Old wagons were ruined, water marks were left 2 feet up fences, and the amount of sandbags now gracing the town is immense.
Today though, it was time for our closest large town to have a turn. The centre pic above is of a spillway from the town lake. Where the yellow sign is... is a road and it's on a down slope. The creek that runs through all these pics is rather small, so you can imagine the amount of water we've had to cause this much flooding.
The bridge (bottom left) is where the creek runs to the wetlands. The other pics are of the floodplains the water has taken over. There's usually paths and grass where that water is!
I've never been around such a huge amount of water before and it's scary to think that these floodplains were where the town once sat. They got washed out many, many years ago and moved up the hill. Smart thinking, 99. I'm thinking that our town should have done the same thing when they were flooded in the '40s!
I'm one of the lucky ones whose house is up the hill and fine, the little river running down our block adds to the problem, but in general doesn't cause us many hassles. I feel for those whose houses were flooded last week and who are still in the clean up process. I feel for the freshly renovated house near the bus depot, whose owners were stripping out all the damaged interior after spending a fortune to re-do it all.
To everyone who's ever been caught in Mother Nature's meddling, I feel for you and hope to hell you don't have to endure that again anytime soon.
Peace and mungbeans, Aria xxx
Aria Peyton is a mum of three, non-wife to one, pet-mum to many. Zany, crazy but never quite fitting in, she loves to write about naughty, nasty and taboo things.
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