Last summer was very wet. Very very very wet.
(photo by Larry Geiger, found online)
That, under the water, is Interstate 29. My parents had to drive quite a ways out of there way to get to work each day, on a highway that had flood waters lapping at the edges and was in danger of closing as well.
The state park near my home town, where I've countless weekends in my life, was completely under water. Up to 9+ feet in quite a few areas.
This weekend (July 14th), the Friends of Wilson Island hosted tours of the park. Members of the public were able to see, first hand, the power of mother nature....and were also able to understand why the park is still closed.
Chris said he's measured up to 4 inches of sand shifting from one area to another within a weeks' time.
Will the destruction was immense, I've seen this park recover from damage (both storm and flood water) with flying colors. I have no doubt it will do the same again. I can't wait to hike on the trails to see other changes we couldn't see from the roads.