Boss asks me to drive back and measure how far our wellheads are from the bank of the river.
My response: Um, sure I’ll look, but it’s rained almost nonstop for 10 days.
Boss: Just see what you can do.
Call my boss: Yeah, I don’t think I can get that measurement.
Boss: Why not?
Me: Cause I have no idea where the river stops and the floodwaters start.
I did have to drive out far enough to verify our test wells weren’t flooded and pull a sample. The water level was less than 2” from the bottom of the doorframe at that point.