Wednesday, May 9, 2007

The Flood

In Lawrence, I have not heard of any wide-spread flooding like there has been in Topeka and Parksville, Mo. Over the weekend, it was estimated that Topeka got 8 - 10 inches of rain. 8-10!!!! In Lawrence we received a more modest 3.75 inches in 24 hours. No massive floods but the river is sure was full.

It was a party down at the levee. Steve was amazed at how many people were there to gawk at the river (including me!).

Evidence that I am a nerd. As I was pulling weeds last night I was excited to see this plant.

Carex blanda, a species I did some work on with Helen last year. No smut on it, but I am going to keep my eye out.


Sally's sister said...

Cool - I should have gone to see the river. Maybe tonight. It's staying light out later!