Wednesday, June 15, 2011
This summer has been a very wet one so far. We had a wet fall last year which resulted in flooding this spring. Once we thought we had the spring flooding under control, along came the rain. April and May have already brought us three times the normal amount of precipitation. And June is showing to be no different. At this rate the water table will not be able to go down enough before fall and we will be in a worse scenario next year. Currently in our town 23 homes are evacuated. There has been two months worth of sandbagging and aqua-bagging going on by numerous volunteers. Fortunately I don't have to worry about flooding out where I am located, but there is concern of the water treatment plant not being able to keep up. Currently this has put us under a water restriction where they are asking all residences to use as little water as possible and try not to flush toilets. Should the water treatment plant fail completely then there is a possibility of a town evacuation. Lets hope it doesn't go that far. Has the weather this year been any different for you? If so what adjustments have you had to make?