Monday, April 25, 2011

so much water!

Southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba have serious flooding problems due to the unusually wet and snowy condition of the last year. Lakes and rivers are at record high levels causing many home and cottage owners major grief.

Even our own Wascana Creek which meanders though our neighborhood has turned into a swiftly flowing lake.

I took this photo in November, 2008. Here's how the same field looked late this afternoon (taken with my crappy phone camera).
Beautiful to look at but not good at all.

Our weather has turned into summer. The last couple of days have been absolutely gorgeous! We are so enjoying the balmy, sunny warmth! The downside is that I have smacked two mosquitoes already. All of the water could make this a fertile mosquito breeding season. I hope not.


Monika said...

That's too bad. It's really wet here too, or more wet than usual for us.
Ha, I've smacked exactly TWO mosquitoes as well. One was a really big one, the other one tiny. But we hate them all!

Yarn Devil said...

Oh my... all this water is not good!! Though, I drove home(north,east of the city). The valley at least looks to be going down... there is still amazing amounts of water around though.. and Highway 35 south of Wadena has water up and sneaking over in places.
Seems to be draining well... and swelling the natural waterways....

Lovs2Knit said...
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Lovs2Knit said...

We're running into the same problems down here. The river was already running high from a wet spring and summer last year and then to add to that we got a lot of snow. I'm afraid to see what's going to happen when the snow pack starts melting. To make it worse it's snowing right now and it's suppose to do it all night long.