Weiser River Flooding 2019 - Midvale, ID
We're posting a quick video from today showing the extent of the flooding we've had locally here at our ranch in Washington County Idaho. The Weiser River, which runs along the border of our property, spilled over its banks sometime in the wee hours of the morning today, April 9, 2019. The river is considered at flood stage at 12 feet, minor flood stage up to 13 feet, moderate flood stage up to 14.5 feet, and severe flood stage over 14.5 feet. According to the National Weather Service, we've just crested at 13.9 feet (observed at Cambridge, ID) just before 15:00 local time and the waters are supposed to be receding now.
Our high tensile fence that we put in last summer has taken severe damage and probably lies at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean by now. We won't know how badly our field has eroded until the water goes down, but there is a potential to lose quite a bit of acreage to a new river channel. I feel bad for the kids and how much hard work they put into the fence last year, only to have to do it again at some point! :-( I talked to one local man here in Midvale that said he has never seen the river this high. The most history I could find online showed that the last time the river was this high was 14.54 feet in 1997. Murphy's Law - to set a recent record the first year we had our fence installed, only to have it obliterated!
Anyway, keep us in your prayers, as well as all of the other local residents that are worse off than we are.
Thanks for all your support!
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