We Have Water

Well, last fall when I wrote the previous post, I wished that Iowa would get more water in her rivers and streams. This came on the heels of a nasty drought across the state during 2012. Now, in the spring and summer of 2013, we are being washed away with heavy rains, incessant rains, swollen rivers, and incredible flooding in our state. The toll on crops is enormous, the toll on our homes and livelihoods even worse.

We have not been able to kayak, as the rivers are very high, with much debris and hidden danger. Every time the flows drop to near a normal rate, we get hit with heavy rains and everything swells up and leaves its banks again. The forecast for the next few days is for dry and cooler weather, but rain chances return after that.

We are sailing on the lakes, but even that is difficult with all the rain and wind. Stay tuned and wish us luck!


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