Monday, September 27, 2010
Flood of 2010
It was a great weekend to be a duck in Central Wisconsin. Pretty much any river or creek overflowed its banks, many road closures, and some houses had to be evacuated. It was the most water I've seen since living here!
There were ducks enjoying water in places there would normally be grass. It was quite a sight!
This bench sits on the end of a pier on the Wisconsin River (above the dam) in Bukolt Park, Stevens Point.
River Road running along the west side of the Wisconsin River had to be blocked off, along with several bridges crossing it.
This was as the water was coming back down.
One of our favorite places to shoot portraits. Normally there's not this much water. In fact, normally the "ditch" is dry.
Looking in the other direction you can see the train bridge in the distance, with water nearing the bottom of it.
This spot is one of the places you can jump on the Green Circle Trail. Normally the water is way out past the trees. There was so much water some trees were uprooted and tossed onto the trail, and the trail was flooded in spots even though it's quite a bit higher than the water normally is.
If you go down this road and hang a left, go a couple more blocks, there's a huge parking area for Galecke Park. Oh, and a boat ramp, but don't think you can make it to any of that. There are houses down there too, btw.
Dennis wanted to walk it, but he couldn't even make it to the corner, the water got thigh deep and he turned back, smartly, I think.
See, he's little bity down there.
Hope you don't rent a yearly spot at this riverside campground. All Rvs had to be moved up along the roads.