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Friday, June 15, 2012

High Water

We have had so much rain here in the last week we are up to almost 3 inches.  We ussually dont get 3 inches all summer, never mind all in one week!  But there has also been lots of rain in the mountains and so it made the snow melt quicker and so lots more water is in the Red Deer River.  I noticed last Friday and Sat the water at Emerson looked quite high, but never paid much attention to it till I headed to Drum today.
(East Coulee Bridge)
I was on my way to meet Susan and Lu for coffee since it has been so long since I seen them and it was a perfect day.  It was kinda cold and rainy so not much else could be done anyways.  We met at Tim Horton's cause Susan thought her house was too messy from her dog and his messy paws and she didn't have time to bake.  Not that we woulda cared, but I like Tim's too, so it was all good.
(Farther down river)

I also got groceries and an awesome deal on a kindle cover and a laptop cover and new stylus' for my DS.  All for $20!  I was surprised!  But I like it when stuff is on sale cheaper than expected.  I was very glad to go home cause Drum is horrible for tourists all summer, I sure try to avoid it especially on the weekends.
 (West off of Dorothy Bridge)
 (View of Dorothy from bridge, facing East)
 (View at river height)

But on the way home I stopped a couple times to take some pics of the water level cause it looks like we actually have a real river.  The Red Deer so many times is such a small river and later in the fall it sometimes looks like it could be moving backwards its so low.  Only one other time I remember it being so high at that was in 2006 and it was at least a foot higher and flooded many places out, I hope that doesn't happen again this year.


cdncowgirl said...

I can empathize, from Saturday to Sunday morning we got 3". Plus it rained all darn day Sunday.
Whoever forecasted dry and hotter than normal was soooo wrong.

Shirley said...

That is a lot of water. Hope it stays within the banks.

fernvalley01 said...

That is a lot of water , we get a "tourist" season here too makes for busy days in the local businesses

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

Sure could use some of that water around here. From the sky or magically appearing in the river. LOL...We are dry, Dry, DRY!!!

Love the pics of the horses out on lush, green grass. (sigh)...I irrigate and irrigate and can't get much more than a little bit of grass to come up. At least I don't have to worry about everyone getting fat or having IR problems right? LOL...there is always a bright side. ;-)

lisa said...

Around here, we sure know how high a river can get because of the rain. So, I sure can see where you are coming from and I hope you don't get the flooding!