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I just came from the launch ramp at the river - it's about six foot higher than my last post. In three feet it will be in the parking lot, maybe two.
Saw two bouys washing down the river, and a telephone pole.
All of this is from the rain in the northwest. Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missourri, etc...
They say it will crest on thursday. I talked to an old timer around here, who said that in the sixties he saw the place we were at under two feet of water. Richardsons Landing a few mile up the way used to have many houses on it, NAVY divers went down there in the sixties and said quite a few things:
The bank was so far undercut it reached back under the land from the sweep of the river and debris eroding it like wildfire!
CATFISH big enough to swallow a diver whole (tanks and all).
Fierce current, and at least seventy five foot depth of water.
The house at the end of highway 59 I reckon we can expect the land to cave under it most any time now. Ole Timer said that since he's been living here up in Randolph he's watched two houses at Richardson Landing get swallowed by the river...
At John's Boat Dock - the water is about up to the back deck but it's on stilts.
Ballard Slough Road is in places under water.
This is bad, this is NOT the spring melt yet. Old Timer figured it would drop back to 25, maybe 22 (where 22 is flood stage) before the melt waters come rolling down.
here are some pics my buddy sent me of the buffalo river in ark.
the river is normaly 5ft deep and about 60ft under the bridge
if ya know much about the area .. buffalo city cabins are under water (thats where the buffalo river dumps (ends) into the white river (just below ranchett ramp) its so bad the white river is flowing backwards for 2 miles
i go there every year to turkey hunt and trout fish for big browns
here is a 33in,11.5lb brown from there
Here a few months ago, our rivers and lakes were down as a low as I have ever seen them. I wish I would have taken pictures. There was small ponds of water in the low places where fish had got trapped and could not make it back to the lake.
Thanks for sharing the pictures, I dont think I would have the ***** to cross that bridge.
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(He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the Shadow of the Almighty (Psalm 91:1)
a lot of tugs got the ole Screamin jimmy Detroits in them & ya can hear em coimng up or down the river
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Its amazing how much weight a tug boat can handle, its like a Ford truck on water.
You ought to put that picture in the off road contest Wolf, Technically you are offroad. You got my vote.
Yeah - but around sixty bucks from now (if the weather cooperates) it will look better than it ever has before. No hints just yet, but if it goes well - the first picture of THAT is the one that I dearly want to put in a contest!
I suppose I could, but it would be a joke entry...
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