Uprooted Magnolia

The Laramie Rages

Posted in Home, Stormy Skies by leahyetter on June 14, 2010

Wyoming has had a large amount of rain and spring runoff this year so far. That said, the rivers are so full that the water management has released water from the reservoir in the small town of Bosler. Yesterday they released 900 cubic ft and today they plan on releasing another 2,000.

We went out in our mud boots to check on things yesterday evening. These are views from the bridge leading into the ranch.

The water is only about a foot or 2 from reaching the bridge. We’ll check this evening but we’re nervous about losing it. There is already one road closed because of flooding.

This is the river behind the house where we cross the cows to graze more meadows.

Usually this river is a peaceful little stream lazily flowing over the rocks and around the bends. Now we have crashing waves and buried willows and trees.

This is pretty common back east but out here, we’re used to a dry climate.  Fortunately, it’s nothing like the flash floods that are going through in Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.

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  1. Victoria Bennett Beyer said, on June 15, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Wow – it has been a crazy wet spring. Great shots. I’m crossing my fingers that your bridge holds out.

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  2. Nancy said, on June 15, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    How high’s the water, Mama? Three feet high and rising….

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  3. Jessica said, on June 22, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I can’t believe that is the same river!

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