Heavy rains in Michigan

By Jeffrey Harvey
Spotlight on Jacques and Andrea Thompson's garden in Michigan
Spotlight on Jacques and Andrea Thompson's garden in Michigan
These periodic episodes where barge-sized rafts of ice is the very reason the big swing-gate was installed in the first place.


The whiteness beneath all of the water is ice, 4” thick from the last big rain event. Most likely it will pop-up to the surface, and flow downstream.

Once the flood-waters have carried the oversized rafts of ice out thru the gate, I’ll close the gate (once the water recedes sufficiently.

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