The ditch behind our house yesterday..
Yesterday... 2:30 pm..... as we observed the county ditch out behind our property was pretty full. I casually commented that the river must be rising, since it looked like the water was flowing inward instead of out toward the river. Ice and snow still covered the field beyond our property, residual from the previous flood in January this year.
This morning we shot more photos.
The ditch is just past the first tree line... Since our little boat is stored at the cottage up north, we couldn't go out to the same spot to photograph the ditch. You can see it though... out by the first bank of trees... with a mound of soil still exposed. Beyond that you can see the river bank just in front of the furthest line of trees. The river is still rising.
While on the subject of floods, if you have or know somebody who has photos of the 1986 flood, could you drop me an email and let me know. The only photos I've been able to find on the internet look like our backyard will probably look by tomorrow afternoon. During the 1986 Tittabawassee River flood we had no film in our camera and were unable to get out to buy some so we have no photos. I recently received an email request from a fellow in the U.S. Navy who was looking for photos of the 1986 Tittabawassee River flood. Since he was able to find Howard Vasold's photos he was hoping we might have pics from 1986 as well. He's been telling his buddies about the big flood and would love to show them photos.