This is just to record that the water has begun to rise. All that rain and snow in the Ohio Valley has done what it used to do regularly, and does not so regularly any more. It has come down here to pay us a visit in early March. It’s not clear how much of a rise this will be, but all the rivers are coming up all the way to Pennsylvania and Minnesota. This is not a flood, but it is enough to encourage the crawfishermen to buy some more wire and make some more traps.
The river is at 7.1 feet on the Butte La Rose gauge right now, rising to 9.4 feet by Thursday. As above, the Ohio and Mississippi are both rising strongly. Here she comes, and on time. (I am tempted to add “for a change”, but why take a chance on irritating Mother Nature).
Rise and Shine, Jim