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Top photo is from one of my wife's co-workers taken June 17th on Beartooth Pass. The bottom 2 photos are from June 27 and taken by Omaha photographer Rick Anderson (Rick Anderson Gallery). Flood photos are just North of Omaha -- Interstate 29, and 680 through Omaha. (click on photo to see at a larger size)

 

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Top photo is from one of my wife's co-workers taken June 17th on Beartooth Pass. The bottom 2 photos are from June 27 and taken by Omaha photographer Rick Anderson (Rick Anderson Gallery). Flood photos are just North of Omaha -- Interstate 29, and 680 through Omaha. (click on photo to see at a larger size)

 

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Where is that lower photo?  

 

I've been across that I-29 bridge hundreds of times.  That's incredible.

 

I like the Beartooth one.  I've got to get up there in the next couple of weeks.

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Where is that lower photo?  

 

I've been across that I-29 bridge hundreds of times.  That's incredible.

 

I like the Beartooth one.  I've got to get up there in the next couple of weeks.

That lower photo is about 15 minutes north of Council Bluffs, Iowa along 1-29. I flew over that area a week and a half ago and I think it is even worse. Reports say the water won't go down until fall.

 

I think I read that you were originally from Iowa.
 

 

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That lower photo is about 15 minutes north of Council Bluffs, Iowa along 1-29. I flew over that area a week and a half ago and I think it is even worse. Reports say the water won't go down until fall.

 

I think I read that you were originally from Iowa.
 

 


Not only am I originally from Iowa, I was born in Council Bluffs.  Those photos are amazing!

 

I spent a whole lot of my younger years in hunting ducks and geese along the Missouri River north and south of Council Bluffs, so I'm very familiar with that area.  The photos are amazing - thanks for posting them.

 

Speaking of high water, I just got back from a camping/fishing trip on Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National Park.  The lake level has started coming down - finally - but it peaked last Sunday at a level that was one inch below the all-time record.

 

Here's a photo of a friend of mine and I having lunch at one of the campsites:

 

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The picnic table we're sitting at would normally be about four feet above the level of the lake.  The bear box in the background is going to need some drying out once they open the campsite back up for overnights. wink.gif

 

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Hey, that looks like it does around here (except for the beautiful scenery and temps -- it has been over 100 degrees the past week).

 

Did you ever ski at Mt. Crescent? That is where I learned to ski in the 70s. Downhiller Chad Fleischer's brother bought the place 3 years ago.

 

I went to art school in the early 80s with a "Rob Peters" from Council Bluffs.

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This is what the interstate that goes to our small local ski area looks like after 3 months of flooding. The water is just now beginning to go down. My drive used to take 25 minutes. Now it will take me an hour.

 

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Unfortunately my home mountain of Windham NY got it pretty bad from Irene.  Nature has some awesome power and needs to be respected, just a shame she had to bear down on poor little Windham.   This link says it all.....

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7378835n

 

 

 

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Unfortunately my home mountain of Windham NY got it pretty bad from Irene.  Nature has some awesome power and needs to be respected, just a shame she had to bear down on poor little Windham.   This link says it all.....

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7378835n

 

 

 

 

Makes you wonder if there is actually something to the 2012 doomsday predictions.
 

 

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The 5.9 magitude earthquake I felt in my house in NJ sure was odd.....   I personally believe the scientific view that the Earth's climate goes through massive cycles of heating and cooling, perhaps these weather and seismic phenomena are just part of it??   Here on the east coast it seems as though the seasons are starting to change.  August is no longer an intensely hot month and the winters have become much worse.  I don't believe there is much we can do about any of this, but maybe i'm wrong.

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