I know I promised, but…………..

Because this blog is my opportunity to do a bit of “journaling”, I have to revisit the “water’s rising” topic. Sorry. Photo comparisons……………………………..shop hop 0012 weeks ago (looking from our site toward the backwater/channel East) with our neighbor’s car/trailer in front of their empty site……….

shop hop 002Same view, last Wednesday, the day we moved our camper off its site…………………

flood, RR Market 007  Looking East. (Same view as previous) Our site (vacant) in the foreground and our neighbor’s concrete pad in the distance. The road that runs by is under water as is the little parking area shown in the first photo…………………………………….……….

shop hop 003Looking at our site from the (now flooded)  road (note campers in the background)……………….

flood, RR Market 007And, again, now. That concrete pad is our patio that is below the blue canopy in the above photo.

And the campers that were removed reside here…………………………….

flood, RR Market 002This is the south end of an adjacent parking lot belonging to the Company Store marketing center.

 

The river is on a fast-rise course at the moment and in the next couple of days will fully submerge all green space in the campground if the 12’ mark is hit.

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We truly are counting our blessings that this is the only hurdle right now and not some type of recovery from tornadoes, etc.

To be continued, I’m sure………………………………….Update,June 23,2014: Mississippi River at La Crosse 

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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21 Responses to I know I promised, but…………..

  1. Debbierose says:

    Wow a little damp lucky you moved

  2. Stay dry, stay safe, and have fun. I’ve no doubt you will. 😉

    • treadlemusic says:

      I have a couple more photos I’ll share tomorrow of those who are “snowbirds” in the winter and come to Pettibone for the summer and live in their campers 24/7. They are located in the campground’s parking lot near the electrical/water sources and the bath house.

  3. Karen says:

    I have been watching the news and seeing all the rain – I figured you had moved that camper out of there! here is hoping the water levels go back to normal and things dry out soon!

  4. Jeanne says:

    Glad you got moved when you did! There is damage around us in many neighboring towns. We are blessed to only have received many inches of rain so we won’t complain. Thankfully no one in the nearby towns was badly injured – just lots of damage from tornadoes and winds.

  5. Teje says:

    Hi Doreen! I do hope you don’t get more rain, storms and even hurriganes. I’m sorry to see that you can’t enjoy the summer – hopefully the water gets down soon and the rest of the summer will be easy and enjoyable. Hugs! x Teje

    • treadlemusic says:

      I/we are trying to stay “flexible” with the changing situation. It is the rains surrounding us that seem to be the cause of the high water levels here. Beautiful sunshine at the moment and much appreciated. Your sweet words means so much to me……..many hugs……………………..

  6. witchylin says:

    Our river also takes the run off from miles up the Dales and flooding comes very near to our home at least once a year. Wish we could pick up the house and move it like a camper when the water gets over the roads. Each year water levels rise in your country and here in the UK. 😦
    I do hope the levels drop and you can have a relaxed summer in your favourite spot, without having to worry about your camper turning into a boat. Maybe a yacht with sleeping berths would be the next idea!

    • treadlemusic says:

      We have given thought to such (DH has, anyway). Levels are due to max out by the end of the week at flood stage. We’ll see. Major storms forecast all week. The camper is safely on higher ground. We’re hoping for July 4th relocation but that seems really “iffy” right now!!!! ;-(

  7. KerryCan says:

    People get all worked up about flash flooding, when a river rises quickly and is really out of control. But this sort of slow, inexorable flooding is awful in its own way. It just takes so long and improvement is so slow. And the mess left behind is so icky. I hope it starts to inch down soon . . .

    • treadlemusic says:

      You have described it so perfectly!!!!!! It’s the slow/lengthy encroachment that is demoralizing as the summer clock seems to tick away!!!! Definitely not good for the upcoming week!!!! Hugs to you………………………

  8. Oh no! We can’t live without it but when water has a mind of its own it is so destructive. As you know, I live by the sea. The waves batter the cliffs every day and the erosion is something we all have to live with, watching the next bit of cliff surrender to the sea. I hope you can move to a safer, drier place for next year. Hugs, Avis x

    • treadlemusic says:

      We ‘scouting’ out other places but we gravitate toward these lovely local rivers…..big and/or small!!!!!! Will have to see what the future holds for next year!!!!! Blessings………………

  9. ruthiequilts says:

    I wish we could share water! You have too much, and we are lacking… LOL! That’s what I get for living in the desert! I hope you guys dry out enough to get back to your site…

  10. LB says:

    I’m glad to read your water updates. Hoping the water recedes soon!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Unfortunately, the receding won’t happen anytime soon. It’s at flood stage now and due to rise til the end of the month. The water flow from the Twin Cities/Metro is amazing!! Not looking too far in the future……it’s too disheartening!!! Sigh…………………..

  11. No rain now for three days is a very good thing. But that likely does not mean a lower Mississippi right now.

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