The past couple of weeks sure have been tough, weather wise. First we had one wind storm after another that uprooted trees and damaged power lines, and then it rained so hard that it caused flooding in many areas. The winds have calmed down a bit, but the rain has been very persistent. Many streams and rivers around Southcentral Alaska have either overflowed their banks and flooded the areas around them, or they are so rain-swollen that they are right at their high-water mark. Some residents of the town of Talkeetna were asked to evacuate last week because of the threat of flooding, and the city of Seward declared a state of emergency due to widespread flooding.
I really hope the rain lets up soon so the water levels in the streams and rivers get a chance to drop, and we get an opportunity to dry out. However, I just checked the weather forecast and it’s calling for a brief period of sun this afternoon, and then another storm is expected to arrive this evening – bringing with it more wind and rain. Yikes!
I ventured out in the rain yesterday to check out some of the streams in my area, and see what condition they were in after all the recent storms. What I really wanted to see was how rain-swollen they were, and whether or not the water had overflowed the banks. I think the following photos reveal the answer.
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