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#26030 - 06/04/18 06:26 AM High Water 2018.
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We've had a lot of rain in this area lately. Here's a picture that I took yesterday, notice the driveway across the river, the water is at least 4 feet deep over the bridge. And the river had already dropped 3 feet or better.


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#26031 - 06/04/18 11:06 AM Re: High Water 2018. [Re: redsnow]
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I lost traps to high water in the Hatchie River in Tennessee on January 21. The water in that river has not gone down low enough for me to get my traps back since that date. Over four months!
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#26032 - 06/04/18 08:05 PM Re: High Water 2018. [Re: redsnow]
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Notice that little white spot on the far side of the river, above the white water, that's the ramp at the end of the bridge. That would be 75 yards or so?
That's on the South Fork of the South Branch, of the Potomac River. Our water goes up fast and comes down fast.

I've got a video of it, it's noisy!

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#26033 - 06/09/18 05:55 PM Re: High Water 2018. [Re: redsnow]
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When I first started this thread, I didn't know it at the time, but our Governor declared a "state of emergency" in 8 WV counties, I live in one of the 8. I read that in the headlines of the newspaper later.

I wanted to tell you about this one big storm, before I tell you about that I'll tell you how things got started.

I don't remember the exact date, when the skies got overcast and it started raining, and we had at rain everyday for at least a week. Probably closer to 10 consecutive days. It didn't rain all day, every day. We had some hard rains and some slow steady rains, no big deal.

Our streams and creeks were running good.

Then, it was last Friday, June 1, 2018, we had a storm! And it was a good one! The sky got dark, and it poured down the rain. One of those rains where if you're out driving, you're looking for a wide spot to pullover.

I'll give you some rainfall totals here locally. Moe had 3 inches of rain in 25 minutes. Landon had 3.1 inches in 30 minutes. My brother had 4 inches in 45 minutes.

My brother showed me a picture of the road down past his house, it was a stream. That's never happened in our lifetime, and the road is more or less on top of a ridge. That's a county road.

Lots of flooded basements in this area, culverts washed out, pavement rolled up, rock and mud slides here and there blocking the roads for a day or so. Back to pretty much normal now, the sun is shining, folks out on the river fishing today. Lots of downed timber too. Our ground was soft.

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#26320 - 10/09/18 01:35 PM Re: High Water 2018. [Re: redsnow]
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I'll give you an update on our water. There's been a lot of discussion around here about our rainfall. You can talk to any farmer around, none of them can remember ever having a summer where their pastures and fields didn't get dry, burnt up, all brown and dead looking. Not this summer.

Week before last the local newspaper asked for folks to post their rainfall totals. Year to date. A man that lives, about 10 miles from here, reported that he'd received 54.18 inches. Fifty four inches. That's from January 1'st to current. Other folks have similar reports. That did include moisture from the snow we had after the 1'st of the year. Which wasn't much.

Our average annual rainfall would be around 35 inches. We're up to 50" now, and have 2 and a half months to go.

You remember when that last hurricane that hit the Carolina's, at one time this area was forecast to receive up to 20 inches. Then it tracked south. Good for us, bad for the folks south of here. Other than river camps being washed away, we've not had any serious flooding. Our water goes down fast.

About a month ago I bought 6 buckets of roof paint to start with, all 6 buckets are still setting on the roof. I've got the brushes, help, ladders and all the stuff ready, we've not had 2 dry, good painting days since! Running out of time.

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#26327 - 10/11/18 08:33 AM Re: High Water 2018. [Re: redsnow]
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Loc: Morgantown, West Virginia
I know how you feel, Tim. Iíve had shingles sitting on a customers roof for a month now myself. Just finally had 2 1/2 days with no rain this week. Spent the last three days daylight to dark tearing this roof off, and trying to beat the rain to get it back down. I would have made it, but I spent half the day Tuesday tearing up and replacing sheeting. I got one side done, and the other side is under tar paper before the rain came yesterday. I just need about 8 more hours of sun and I can have it done. Figured it was better having it under tar paper and at least not leaking until then though.

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