Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Flood of 2008

'08 Rock River Flood 002
Originally uploaded by Jibby7
I took a drive out Blackhawk Island Road in Fort Atkinson today. Flooding like this is typical about once a year. This year is going to be much worse, though, as the National Weather Service is projecting the river to crest about a foot and a half higher than this. The road itself usually floods but most years you can still pass through. I tried today but stopped after a few hundred feet because two to three inches of water was flowing over the road at very high rate of speed. If we get the amount of rain over the next 36 hours that forecasters are projecting, this is going to be a flood people are going to remember for a long time.

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