Tank Rescue

Propane Tank Rescue Flooding along the Elkhorn and Platte Rivers destroyed many cabins, homes and farms. Everything was swept downstream, including propane tanks, some hissing as they floated by. When the water finally retreated to its channel, the clean up began. This photo was taken near the public boat ramp on the Platte River near … Continue reading Tank Rescue

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Raging River

Platte River Bridge - Louisville, NE. - 2019 The Platte River crosses the entire state of Nebraska, collecting water from several small rivers and streams, and finally dumping into the Missouri River near Plattsmouth, NE. -- about 10 miles downstream of this photo. It has the reputation of being "a mile wide and a foot … Continue reading Raging River

Log Jam

Taken along the Platte River in mid-summer, this is a visual definition of a logjam. Heavy rains or rapid snow melt upriver washes fallen trees and other debris down stream.  Acting like strainers, bridge abutments collect the trees, sometimes blocking the natural flow of the river, causing local flooding. Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary (publ. 1973) … Continue reading Log Jam

Too Much Water

One extreme to the next.  Either there is too much water, like the Colorado rains of Biblical proportions, or never enough water, like in Death Valley, California. It's been raining along the eastern slope of the Rockies, from Boulder to Colorado Springs, for the last 7-10 days.  Heavy rains, like gully washers on steroids.  Half … Continue reading Too Much Water