About 8:30 am, June 5, 2015
Something around four inches of rain in the School Creek watershed coming through Sutton this morning. Our museum is on low land which historically regularly flooded before the creek was straightened to get high water through town faster, and it's worked well. This use to be a near-annual occurrence.
|Looking north on Way Avenue north of the railroad tracks toward the Dean Yost home across the street.lake.|
|School Creek on the left, the back of the school house on the right. Clearly, the level of water in School Creek is a few feet higher than the pond around the school. The "pond" needs to drain into the creek. Not happening today.|
|Again, the Sutton Museum's Wolfe School Museum. Looks like some work ahead.|
|This is the "small" and usually nearly dry unnamed creek behind the museum and the Hunzeker house and across from Ted Griess's home. The foxes in the dens on the creek bank must have had an exciting night.|