Monday, June 16, 2008

Good Lord Willing and the Creek Don't Rise

Janesville police remind bicyclists to stay out of flooded areas.

The Rock River and the Traxler Park lagoon have merged, flooding the sidewalks, parking areas and the veteran's memorial. Carp thrash where cars once parked. The riverside biking trail is underwater.

The Rock River has completely submerged Traxler Park, canceling all water ski shows and closing all boat ramps. The river is expected to crest later this week.

They're calling it a "100 year"flood, and although other areas are hit harder, it's till amazing to see the power of river water here. I have never seen so many people out walking, taking pictures, and chatting with strangers. The library has reopened, though the Rock River is slowly creeping up the parking lot. I tried to work out yesterday, but that building is closed while they pump out the lower level. Walking and gawking will have to take the place of using the machines.


Sandy said...

Good Lord, so scary - be safe!

Becky said...

I haven't been down to see the flooding by the library. I just live up the hill. I know the power of a river and really don't want to go to near it.