Tuesday, May 20, 2008

High Water

We have had a lot of snow this past winter and with a cool spring it has been slow to melt. Over the last week we have had some mid 20c to 30c temps and this has caused a rush of snow melt and a rapidly rising river. The locals tell me it is the highest it has been since the big flood of '96, and has risen since I took these photos. It is just starting to flood the lower parts of the fields which is not a problem as these areas are so small. It has cooled off now and is raining, hopefully not too much. The cooler weather though stops the snow melt higher up so this should calm the river some what. Hot weather is again predicted for the coming week end so we may yet be able to paddle in the fields.

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