Monday, April 15, 2013

Flood Warnings in Princeton

Panoramic photo of the marsh

We have a Flood Warning!


They are carefully watching the river near our home.  The Fox River is at 8.88 feet.  It is below flood stage at this point which is 9.5 feet.  Every year in the Spring we get flooding in the lowlands toward the river.  Fortunately for us we aren't in any danger.  Our house is up on a hill which is on high ground.  One year the entire downtown area of Princeton flooded and we remained dry. Here are some photos of our flooded property.

Last year we had flooding too, but everything was green by that time.  This photo was the beginning of May.

There is a lot of water but it isn't very deep.   Soon the fish will come to spawn in this shallow water. 

Then later last summer everything dried up.  See the little stream that was left.  We didn't have any rain for a couple months.  What a contrast.  It will be interesting to see what this year will bring.

Snapping Turtle

The Triplets.  Two Bucks and a Doe.

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