Overflowing pond

Overflowing pond

We’ve gotten recurring waves of thunderstorms and cloudbursts this weekend, and the pond is higher than I’ve seen it before.  The stepping stone right below the biofalls is nearly submerged, and the rocks just to the right of the stepping stone at the edge of the pond are under an inch of water.  At least the ground is partially thawed, so the overflow should start lowering the level slowly.

At last check, we’ve gotten 3 inches of rain so far this weekend.

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Is this all starting to feel like deja vu? Not that I’m complaining. A wet spring is a good thing. I’m just glad that most of the rain waited until the snow had melted.

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  2. Posted by lakechicagoshores on March 10, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Yeah, I’d rather have slightly too much rain than a drought! Now if we can get some April flowers out of these March showers….

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  3. Posted by Raquel at Cool Garden Things on March 11, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    I remember last year we had a ton of rain in march but no rain in april…let it rain!

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  4. Our swale is still full – covered in ice the last couple of days. I’m glad we had some warmth before the rain. Flooding seemed not as bad as it has been sometimes when the soil’s been more frozen.

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  5. Posted by lakechicagoshores on March 13, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Oh yeah, the pond went down relatively quickly, although not as fast as it does in summer. Fortunately, it looks like the regularly scheduled 1″ rains have left us for a while.

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