I hope they weren't misled into nesting any place they shouldn't!
How my water-resource-engineer husband would have loved to see all this! But at least you did some very artistic documentation. Marilyn
Marilyn, there were plenty of confused animals while the water was up. On the news they showed some deer swimming through downtown Valley Park. It was only a couple days, and then I'm sure the geese found the bare cornfield a disappointment, and moved on. At the moment, though, they seem to be loving it!
Your husband would have enjoyed seeing some of the new levy work going on. There's a new kind of emergency flood wall being developed to replace sandbags (of which there were probably almost a million used along the Meramec). It's a row of tough, reusable, stackable plastic boxes that get filled with sand by a front-loader. Even without heavy machinery, a crew of volunteers with shovels can put up the box wall much faster and easier than a sandbag wall, and the end product is supposed to be stronger as well.
Lovely picture, Ryan!
Your series of flood photos is great, although, of course, the situation is very bad. I hope it won't get any worse and you're all right! Greetings, Anne
Thanks Anne! All the rivers are back in their banks by now. This was March 20 (the first day of spring). There was significant damage to neighboring cities, especially Pacific, but everyone was able to evacuate with plenty of warning. Greetings, Ryan
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