WATCHING THE WATER RISE

We have had quite a bit of rain in the last week – either in the form of light snow, rain, or ice. Since I live right across from the St. Marys River, and I flooded in July 2003, June 2004, and January 2005, I tend to keep my eye on it. After going through three floods in a year and a half, I have learned the “dynamics” – if you will – of the river and when I need to worry.

I have learned that if it rains fairly heavily for days in a row with no letup, then I probably am in trouble. If, however, a day or two goes by with no rain, then I breathe a sigh of relief because I know the river will slowly lower. I watch the ups and downs of the river as it adjusts itself to try to carry off excess water.

Across from my home yesterday- the river still has about two feet to the edge of the road – not to worry yet!

 

Today – a little higher – still not worrying too much, but it would be nice if the rain let up.

 

Looking west – a little more leeway – obviously not real flowers in the porch boxes!

 

Even though it can be agonizing watching the weather and wondering when the rain will stop, I wouldn’t trade my home for anything.

And, now that the City has determined that it can’t build a wall cost effectively to protect only four or five basements – something I had argued to them for about three years – Thieme Drive is safe for a little longer. Until they try to bring in the big boys that is – the Corps of Engineers. But that is another post.

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About Charlotte A. Weybright

I own a home in the historical West Central Neighborhood of Fort Wayne, Indiana. I have four grown sons and nine grandchildren - four grandsons and five granddaughters. I love to work on my home, and I enjoy crafts of all types. But, most of all, I enjoy being involved in political and community issues.
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