With an inch of rain Friday on wet ground, plus snowmelt (in the mountains), another 1"+ yesterday means the river in town flooded, but at least this time, there was no ice in the river to make a dam. It went up and peaked this morning, but it’s already going back down. I’m not sure how much damage was inflicted, but the spots that usually go under were spared - barely.

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This gas station and its immediate neighbor both went under TWICE in six months, back in 2017. Once was a near-historic high, water was like 2-3' deep inside the store. At least this one wasn’t so bad, I think both buildings and the pumps were ok. Underground fuel tanks probably will have to be inspected at least, before they’re open for fuel again.

But the nearby “falls” were really, really ripping this morning:

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Not the falls, just a local park
Not the falls, just a local park
rope swing anyone?
rope swing anyone?
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No one on that rope swing under the trestle bridge today, lol. People do jump off the top of that in the summer, by the way. And most of them survive.

The scariest bit was this part of the old mill building, where water was ripping into it and then out through an unseen hole in the bottom. Yikes.

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