Friday, November 30, 2018

THREE INCHES (almost) !

So the first major storm to arrive brought some very welcome rain.  I measured 2.75 inches on Friday afternoon, and heard from some folks in Bratton Valley that they'd almost hit THREE inches.  It certainly is welcome.  Soon our hills and valley will green up, and we can all cross our fingers that some good rainstorms continue to head our way.  Not too much, not too fast.  This week was just about perfect.
These three spots flood regularly when the ground is saturated and rain is heavy.  The sections on Honey Springs have fast-rushing water crossing the road.  Access to Lower Mother Grundy can be cut off.

When our ground is saturated, we have numerous spots that flood with rushing water or mud. We seldom have signs to warn, so make sure you know how deep the water is, the condition of the road underneath, and these cautions:

6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult.
12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car
2 feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles. 
It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters.

For those of you who may be new to our valley, we have several spots that can flood and make the roads impassable.  Where the creek crosses Honey Springs, the water is rushing downhill and can be extremely dangerous.
Honey Springs

"Lower" Honey Springs at the bottom of the S-curves

Honey Springs 
Don't trust that there will be a warning sign.  They usually go up late, and often stay for days.
Lower Deerhorn Valley Road

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