In the field on the right hand side of the van, the ice that formed overnight was hanging about 6 inches up in the weeds. (darn camera was shaking so bad the picture turned out too blurry to post, no more medicine for it) The one below is pixilated from too much enlargement, but you can still see the darkened highwater marks on some of the trees.
Let's check out the Park.
There were 2 wooden bathrooms at the other end of this pavillion.
There is a submerged road on the other side of the tree in the center of this photo, that runs to the right back along the river to the right of that cedar tree and into the woods.
Water over the road.
In the summer I sometimes fish from the bank about 15 feet behind this tree. Notice the debris on the 3rd rung of the ladder, that shows you how much higher the water was.
These pictures were taken early Friday afternoon. They closed the bridge Thusday morning after the melting snow from three days of temps over 50 and then rain all Wednesday afternoon and heavy rain during the night caused the river to flood over the road.
Wednesday I worked outside most of the day in the cold 40 degree temps and rain, Thawing out the septic line to the tank and having the tank pumped and then covering it all back up. Wednesday night I suffered from the consequences with terriffic muscle ache and pain. Thursday I continued to "Rock and Roll" with Mr.Pain and sleep with the help of modern medicine. Friday morning wifey wanted to go to the "Amish" store and in my drug induced hangover I agreed to go. Luckily wifey reminded me to take the camera.
On our way home we had to stop in Cass City to drop off some eggs and came upon this roadblock unexpectedly. We knew from TV that the North Branch of the Cass River had flooded over the road (it has a very short bridge) but had no idea that the South Branch had flooded too until we got there.
So we decided to stop by a few more bridges after our detour here.
These photos will give you an idea of how much water we are talking about. Some of them I took last summer to blog about. So here we go: These were taken at the Dodge Road Bridge about 8 miles from the bridge above;
and from the bridge