Yesterday afternoon, we had more than 40 mm of rain in about two hours. I was at work, and missed the flooded streets, but these two photos are of the path between the catchment basin and the marsh where Jake and I can usually walk without getting out feet wet. Annie just goes for a wade here and there. The first photo was taken at 7 PM, while the second was at 7 AM, and shows the top of the storm drain in the middle of the "hill", about six feet above water level where the turtles laid their eggs in the spring. They have drowned by now...
Last night, in order to get this photo, we had to wade through water in the ditches that was over my knees. The dogs had to swim about four feet. Neither of them were impressed. This morning, Annie and I could splash through, and Jake could jump over what was left.
This clump of cattails is usually at the edge of the water.
This small tributary to the Carp River is usually about 5 feet wide.
This duck family from spring is on that tributary, a bit upstream,
while this was what it looked like last night.
All of this area was developed to protect the houses surrounding it from flooding, but a lot of people had two feet of water in their basements yesterday. We were lucky to only have a couple of gallons come in the basement window. There are rumours that a couple of people were electrocuted in their flooded basements.