15
Jun
15

The One Day Flood

This all happened from a single cloud burst, that lasted maybe an hour, if that. It’s that short period of time that it happened in, that makes it interesting, not its severity. We’ve had worse, and it’s pretty mild, by most people’s standards for a flood, I think. So, when I “flood” I basically mean “the low part of the back yard turned into a swamp, again.”

 

The front corner of the yard. The road didn’t get impassable, this time. It has, in the past. There were streams of water running down the street.

1dflood1

 

It was also flowing down the side yard, at a pretty good rate.

1dflood2

 

Where was it coming from? Back yard!

1dflood3

There was no water back there, before that one rain storm that did all this.

 

The RC truck trail from the last post did take a bit of damage. Part of the wheel trap got washed out, and water was still running though it, when I took these pictures.

1dflood4 1dflood5

It didn’t take much to fix, and I scrapped out the bottom of the gap, to help the water flow, since the neighbor’s yard was still draining through it.

 

The area with most of the log overs flooded, flooded enough, to see one of the obstacles float off. This area took the longest to dry, because it’s a touch lower than the grass. I’d also dug out a small gully at one point, that lets water drain from the other yard.

1dflood6

 

The ground was nowhere near saturated, when the rain hit, so the water subsided pretty fast. As of Sunday evening, the only water left one or two low spots in the “swamp” and the deeper section of that little scale gully I mentioned.



Archive

Calender

June 2015
M T W T F S S
« May   Aug »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930  

%d bloggers like this: