In our very own “mini campground”….for now!
This is the scene from our home looking up the drive to our son’s/DIL’s place. It won’t be for long, as the water is definitely going back to its rightful place at the campground. When we pulled the RV out, the scene was this..
Now, It’s really nice to be near the water, but to have the water that near to the camper (and coming up) is NOT a good thing!! It appears, now, that we will be returning the aforementioned RVs to their sites very soon….”if the creeks don’t rise”!
Tuesday evening DH and I took a drive to Lanesboro where, we had heard, the Root River dam was being watched carefully for structural damage/stress due to the excessive flow. What greeted us was impressive, to say the least!!!…….
In the top 2 photos there is water flowing over the dam AND around each of the sides/ends…..not good! The pictures above show the results of the initial flooding in the basin below the dam. One can only imagine the force of the water at that time!
As you can see above, the flow is moving right along yet. Thank you DH for the “human interest” input!!!! The town sustained no damage but the campgrounds, on the edge of town, had a group of Boy Scouts in tents who had some harrowing moments early Sunday morning as the water took away tents and personal belongings. Thankfully, there were no serious mishaps or injuries. I really hope that this is the final “high water” post for this year. I am now ready for those “lazy hazy crazy(?) days of summer”!…….