River is eye level to some...or up to their armpits to others...
Bridges are alot closer to the water...and side slopes have eroded.
Walkways are well underwater...
We're in the middle of it and its been the talk of the town since it began. The Flood!
Nowhere do you travel but that someone speaks of the damage, the stress and the nonstop worry about water.
Seriously...in the middle of South Dakota we are accustomed to drought and heat and hoppers.
They first said it was the 100yr Flood...now its the 500yr Flood.
Regardless, when a thundercloud appears on the horizon, people scurry.
Everyone in this area knows their elevation. Its flooding at the 1434 elevation and thousands of roads and homes are being assaulted. Flash Flood Watches/Warnings are always scrolling. I have loaded more sandbags than my screaming buldged disc can allow.
I on the other hand live on a bluff overlooking the vast Oahe Dam/Missouri River. Just several miles upriver from one of the largest earthen dams in the US.
My elevation is 1856.
I get tornadoes....but at least I know a few more people who might just come help pick up the pieces if I blow down the draw, and yes...it is bad...but it could ALWAYS be worse.
I still find a fascination with a Thunderstorm though and what happens happens....its all going to be fine....Just Fine!