10.5’ and risin’!!! At Pettibone RV and Campground on the Mississippi River (La Crosse,WI)! Last eve, when we returned from our trek to South Dakota, we briefly stopped by home to clear out the car a bit before heading to the campground we stay in during the summer months. So far the number of days is ‘0’! It has been a case of watching the water level each day and hoping it remains low enough to place the 5th wheel on its cozy spot. Not so!!! Most of the seasonal campers will have to be removed by this afternoon. This is our son’s unit (just across the little road from our designated spot)… photo taken last eve…..
That is his patio area/bike, etc. with the river/back-water beyond that clump of trees and the motorcycle. It is the spot where his boat is tied up when in use. To give you an idea of what it looked like last summer, here is a shot of the boat and the steps down to the water……
His is the boat tied further away and his RV is just up the little hill/on the right edge of this photo! This morning he called us to come help him move the patio things and prepare to move the RV to higher ground ‘cuz the river is now here……….
Although we have had considerable rains, this high water is mainly from all the locks/dams (from Genoa, down river from LaCrosse, to St. Paul, up river) being closed and holding back as much water as possible to prevent worse flooding down stream, where there have been inches and inches of rain in the last couple of weeks, and in the last few days, resulting in some major down river flooding! So, for now, our lovely “get-away”, which looked like this last year……..
looks like this this year………….
Interesting days lay ahead, hmmmmm?