Uprooted Magnolia

2,750 cubic feet released per second and done rising

Posted in Home, Nature, Wildlife by leahyetter on June 15, 2010

It’s twice it’s width and 3 times or more it’s depth and the Laramie River is still a beautiful sight.

It rose rapidly yesterday evening. Patrick took down the buck fence to prevent debris from taking down the bridge in case the water rose high enough. It was good that he did because we sat and watched huge logs and trees float rapidly down and bump into the bridge before making their way underneath. Limbs could have gotten tangled in the fence and wreaked havoc on the entire bridge.

While we sat quietly enjoying the nice weather and watching our beloved bridge, we had some visitors. Down the drive came a doe and her fawns.

And next came a hen waddling out from the tall grass. We watched them for a while then decided to head out back to check that part of the river.

The water crept up quite a bit into the road. Where Patrick is standing is where I stood the day before to photograph the rapids. It was dry land then.

We’re told that no more water will be released but the river will probably be this high for at least a week if not longer. In all it has risen  2,750 cubic feet.

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  1. […] June when the Laramie River was raging,  Patrick had to take a chainsaw to the buck fence to keep debris from taking it and the bridge […]

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  2. […] has forced the folks at the reservoir to release more water into the Laramie River. They released 2,750 cubic feet almost all at once last June and the river was treacherous. But this time they decided to start earlier and release less at a […]

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