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Posted May 29, 2015 - 04:03 PM

Those of us in the midwest that have been getting rain just about every day since March 1st........

 

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Posted May 29, 2015 - 04:13 PM

Walmarts about sold out on swim trunks and flip flops. :thumbs:


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Posted May 29, 2015 - 05:22 PM

That's real close to here today!



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Posted May 29, 2015 - 05:29 PM

we are on the once in 3 days plan, but it does make It hard to work the garden. Ill just let it rain and work on blasting stuff in the shop, since I know once it stops, there wont be any more for the yr.


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Posted May 29, 2015 - 05:37 PM

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Posted May 29, 2015 - 08:02 PM

We are getting close to the 6" mark since the first of June. Not a lot compared to what many have gotten but enough to be a big help with the drought. Sounds like next week is shaping up to be another wet one. 


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Posted May 29, 2015 - 08:11 PM

that looks like us in 2008, we had 32' water in the river, and every place else.  Our flood stage is only 19'.


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Posted May 29, 2015 - 09:06 PM

8 & 1/2" in the last week here. The white pine branches are turning yellow, and the tomatoes, kale, pumpkins, and half the peppers are dead. The lawn is looking great, though!
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Posted May 29, 2015 - 09:33 PM

I started to mow around the garden today and my riding mower sunk down in the mud all the way to the deck still haven't got it out


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Posted May 29, 2015 - 10:13 PM

Same thing clear up here in western South Dakota, Kris! I don't know how much we have gotten total but it has been raining pretty much every day since the Mother's day snowstorm that dropped 13.5" of the very heavy white stuff in less than 24 hours. Our well is flooded and there is so much standing water that mowing is impossible. It is really going to be a tough mow when the water goes down. I have to wear overshoes to get to the well to keep pouring some clorox in the well house for a little disinfection. The softener and RO system are still doing there job though as after being run through them the water is still ok to drink and cook with.

 

Hope everyone affected by the rain and flooding comes through it ok. It was almost 43 years ago (June 9th) that Mom, a sister and I lost everything but our lives and a truck in a flash flood that killed 238 people so I sure hope it gives us all a break soon!

 

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Posted May 29, 2015 - 10:20 PM

We're running on the dry side up here in NY, we have had Bad flooding in the past near here though, I'm on a hill so instead of flooding everything washes out here.


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Posted May 30, 2015 - 09:42 AM

 Mother's day snowstorm that dropped 13.5" of the very heavy white stuff in less than 24 hours

 

I remember hearing about that. Hope things settle down for you in the near future. Having a flooded well can't be a good thing.

Going to be sunny here today. Been 2 weeks since I mowed so today is the day. 


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Posted May 30, 2015 - 10:08 AM

We normally get 28" a year. We got 10" so far in may alone
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Posted June 02, 2015 - 09:12 PM

I remember hearing about that. Hope things settle down for you in the near future. Having a flooded well can't be a good thing.

Going to be sunny here today. Been 2 weeks since I mowed so today is the day. 

Two weeks is a long time when things are this wet, Chris! Hopefully it's not quite so soggy out there! We made some good gains on the water level going down around the well since my last post then about 2 hours ago it started pouring. Now there's more standing water back there than before. Shower water is green and we are buying cases of bottled water to drink. The R.O. water still looks clear but I don't want to trust it to be safe. Looks like it is time to come up with a way to start pumping surface water out to the road ditch a couple hundred feet south.

 

Had one stroke of decent luck as yesterday on my only day off in the last 14 days I got 90% of the mowing done except where the standing water was just too deep. I did get the MF12 stuck by trying to mow a little of the embankment going to the road ditch and it just took off sliding down in. Then I got my '72 GMC stuck up in the yard trying to pull the tractor out with a 30' tow cable. I had to back up far as possible and just let it have it to keep moving and still pull the tractor. Tore the heck out of the west side of the yard but got it out and finished mowing!

 

Oh well, wish I could sell water to California, got plenty here!

 

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Posted June 02, 2015 - 11:12 PM

The R.O. water still looks clear but I don't want to trust it to be safe.

 

That's a good thing as the RO system doesn't kill bacteria. At least ours doesn't.

We are suppose to get storms tonight and the radar is showing that you already are. Good luck!


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