Friday, June 13, 2008

Welcome to the flood of 2008, 2nd Edition!

Here in the QCA, many of us thought the floods were over for the year. Roads and parks were open again, and Davenport alone had spent over $700,000 to clean up the mess left behind.

Now, it's all back again. The rain we've gotten lately, combined with that in the areas north of us, has brought the Mississippi river out of it's banks again. Ryan and I stopped by one of the flooded areas today to get an up close and personal view of it.

These are a few pictures of what we saw, including a couple of young boys who decided to go wading. The shorter boy got in almost up to his waist, while the taller boy was able to keep it to just above the knees.

Ryan did go as far as to dip his hand in the water, but decided not to join the other boys wading.