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    Default Annual spring flooding.

    It's finally spring in the north land, and that means one thing. Flooding!

    More to the point, the Roseau Lake, which was drained a couple generations ago, makes it's annual reappearance to remind us of once was. The only problem is, the road going to our farm, just happens to run right through the old lake bed. At the time of these photos, I'm guessing about one mile of road is under water. It will probably remain that way for a few weeks. Meanwhile, we'll just take the long way around. (Add ten miles.)

    For those interested, nobody is in danger, as we all live on higher ground. This is just wildlife refuge and some smatterings of farm land... and our road.

    Here are the pics. Both ends of the road are pictured, as are various shots of the lake, while it remains. By midsummer, this will look like prairie again.

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    Default Re: Annual spring flooding.

    Very odd Joe.

    In the last pic, are those ducks on the water and crows in the tree?
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    Glad it's a regular event you're prepared for and it'll turn out ok. Was flooded out of my place for 5 months 2 years ago. Still trying to recover. An experience I wouldn't wish on anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyeguy View Post
    Glad it's a regular event you're prepared for and it'll turn out ok. Was flooded out of my place for 5 months 2 years ago. Still trying to recover. An experience I wouldn't wish on anyone.
    May 1st 2011 waking up my wife to tell her to grab the baby and some clothes cause we gotta go is a day I will never forget and one I never want to re live.
    By the grace of God we were safe and our home ended up being spared ( crawl space was the little extra we needed, a slab house we would have been toast)
    Godspeed on your recovery!
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    Thanks. We're still kickin', so it could have been so much worse. Glad y'all got out safely and it wasn't any worse for you.

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    Default Re: Annual spring flooding.

    Quote Originally Posted by dave1949 View Post
    Very odd Joe.

    In the last pic, are those ducks on the water and crows in the tree?
    Yes, those are ducks, geese and coots in the water. The birds in the trees are mostly Red-winged Blackbirds and a few Yellow-headed Blackbirds. They love hanging around the water. Oh yeah, lots of gulls all over the place, too.

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    Default Re: Annual spring flooding.

    Any crappie in there ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin37b View Post
    Any crappie in there ?
    That's a very good question. Being a fairly new resident to this part of the county, and with things as crazy busy as they've been, I haven't had a chance to find out. Hmm...

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    Default Re: Annual spring flooding.

    Update! The waters are receding quicker than usual, due mostly to our pr4eexisting drought conditions. We may be able to use the road in an other week or so. First, the grader needs to clean up all the flood debris, as soon as it's dry enough to drive on. At least we can see the other side!

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    Default Re: Annual spring flooding.

    Maybe ya need a good used hovercraft?..?..? lol.

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