Terror on the Prarie

Posted by Derek
Aug 20 2005

We had 20+ inches of rain in June; Lake Metigoshe, my favorite place in the world (it’s even better than sliced milk) flooded a little bit.

From the time the ice went out this spring, it rose 52 inches. (For the math-impaired, that’s more than four feet.) The lake has dropped now and is no longer restricted to Idle Speed Only. I snapped a few (hundred) photos when the water was high; I don’t expect that we’ll ever see a flood like this here again.

For the curious, I’ve posted several of the pictures. The first few are from last year, to show how it looks when the lawn isn’t under 18 inches of water.