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erkoehler
08-23-2007, 11:58 PM
This Marina's piers are usually out of the water by about 3 feet. Now, they are submerged:(

erkoehler
08-23-2007, 11:59 PM
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erkoehler
08-23-2007, 11:59 PM
The boats in the background is usually where the water starts. It has come up about 5 feet, and is now in the parking lot! This pic was at about 4:30 this afternoon, and it has gotten WORSE!

erkoehler
08-24-2007, 12:02 AM
In this pic, the water is usually about 15 feet off the road, and down 5 feet.

suedv
08-24-2007, 12:03 AM
I was watching the news tonight... you guys really got hit hard today. I hope all you Chicago and Wisconson people are dry tonight.

erkoehler
08-24-2007, 12:04 AM
I had to head over to a friend's house tonight on the river and help secure his piers..........

tex
08-24-2007, 12:04 AM
Brazos Bum-Show him some real pictures!

suedv
08-24-2007, 12:05 AM
Very interesting pics Eric.

erkoehler
08-24-2007, 12:05 AM
I like the way that this pic turned out with the sky :)

erkoehler
08-24-2007, 12:06 AM
The news is on now...........time to go watch the weather:mad:

erkoehler
08-24-2007, 12:07 AM
It was about knee deep at the end of the pier.

erkoehler
08-24-2007, 12:08 AM
One bolt already gave way to the 15mph current.....the second one isn't far behind!

erkoehler
08-24-2007, 12:10 AM
The right side of the pier already lost its legs, and is only being supported by the current:mad:

erkoehler
08-24-2007, 12:11 AM
..............we had a beach 2 weeks ago!

milkmania
08-24-2007, 12:14 AM
..............we had a beach 2 weeks ago!

one thing about it......

you know where the water's headed!


SOUTH!!!!;)

Workin' 4 Toys
08-24-2007, 12:14 AM
Lucky the boat isn't on the lift. That would have been real ugly!!
Thanks for the pics.

erkoehler
08-24-2007, 12:15 AM
An X-Star with the tower up should fit under this lift when the water is at its normal level!

erkoehler
08-24-2007, 12:18 AM
They are sending another 18" of water through the dam tonight, and as of 8:30pm the water was already over the sea wall! :(

Monte
08-24-2007, 12:23 AM
Wow! erk.. Be safe.. That looks rowdy especially with 18" more coming.. Water can be a bioch.. BTW if you LIVE anywhere near that.. start filling the sandbags for your doors.... Flood (water rising from an outside force) is NEVER covered under a homeowners policy ... You have to buy that through FEMA...

erkoehler
08-24-2007, 12:25 AM
We do have the option of flood insurance here in IL, and "most" do have it. However there are a few people that take there chances.

We have about 5 more feet before we'd have to worry about sand bags, so we'll see how the weekend goes.

More so, how it is in the AM!

stevo137
08-24-2007, 12:54 AM
Erk, more on the way.

I watched some wicked stuff pass by our Bedford Park facility this afternoon.

Be safe man...

east tx skier
08-24-2007, 01:00 AM
Holy Cow! Does MC have an Ark in it's lineup?

uawaterskier
08-24-2007, 01:09 AM
Holy Cow! Does MC have an Ark in it's lineup?
no but the CSX should do pretty good

PendO
08-24-2007, 02:06 AM
good luck erk ... do you have a google earth link to where that is at?

Workin' 4 Toys
08-24-2007, 10:10 AM
Pendo, I am pretty sure this is the location he is showing.

tones03
08-24-2007, 10:19 AM
Whats the name of the river you are on? I have a buddy that lives around there, not sure if it is the same place.

erkoehler
08-24-2007, 10:27 AM
Those pics are of the fox river. It is in Cary, IL.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
08-24-2007, 10:33 AM
WOW! bummer Erk! that sucks. I hope all is well as can be there. Water is a powerful thing! we must respect it, on every level.

6ballsisall
08-24-2007, 10:44 AM
Send some water down our way PLEASE! We are in the Sahara desert down here......:(

erkoehler
08-24-2007, 10:45 AM
Jeff, email at you......to your work email.

tones03
08-24-2007, 10:52 AM
That is bad, my buddy is on Fox Lake (Fox River connects them??), and he is having all sorts of problems too. Very crappy.

erkoehler
08-24-2007, 10:59 AM
Yes, the lakes are closed as well! Water is being dumped from the lakes to the lower river at astonishing rates! Last night they dropped 18inches. :(

6ballsisall
08-24-2007, 11:09 AM
Jeff, email at you......to your work email.

No email yet???? :confused:

1boarder
08-24-2007, 04:51 PM
I feel your pain. We got hit with two back to back hurricanes in 1999. The first picture is of my friends house. We had to go put the furniture on the second story on blocks. In the second picture, you can't even see the boathouse roof, which is easily 12-14 feet of the water normally.

1boarder
08-24-2007, 04:53 PM
Here is the second photo

erkoehler
08-25-2007, 12:01 AM
Up another foot or so......this is getting out of hand! I'll update the pics tomorrow evening.

We have one more rain storm coming through tonight, then a calm weekend.

Workin' 4 Toys
08-25-2007, 12:49 AM
They mention that area on the news. Stating the level may peak at about noon tomorrow (saturday). I am not sure if they take into account the storms coming tonight or not. But it doesn't sound good.

erkoehler
08-25-2007, 01:25 AM
We won't peak until Tuesday as it is right now......no telling what will happen after tonight :(

Granite_33
08-25-2007, 01:31 AM
This is by no means close to those other pics, but the boats are usually about 2 ft out of the water. This is on a lake. The dam is dumping everything it can, but the rains continue on and the water keeps rising.

No wake on the lake this weekend, per order of the Sherrif.

Leroy
08-25-2007, 01:40 AM
WOW, what a perfect set up with the ski boat and toon.

Good luck with the water level...


This is by no means close to those other pics, but the boats are usually about 2 ft out of the water. This is on a lake. The dam is dumping everything it can, but the rains continue on and the water keeps rising.

No wake on the lake this weekend, per order of the Sherrif.

Granite_33
08-25-2007, 01:45 AM
WOW, what a perfect set up with the ski boat and toon.

Good luck with the water level...

Thanks. It is very nice indeed.

This same thing happened in 2004 or 2005. One weekend was it, the water started to back off.

I hope its one weekend this time as well.......if it goes into next weekend, well then there goes labor day!:mad:

erkoehler
08-25-2007, 02:06 AM
This is by no means close to those other pics, but the boats are usually about 2 ft out of the water. This is on a lake. The dam is dumping everything it can, but the rains continue on and the water keeps rising.

No wake on the lake this weekend, per order of the Sherrif.


What lake are you on?

P-hat_in_Cincy
08-25-2007, 02:36 AM
WOW! Be safe guys. While we got no rain here, the Ohio River is climbing pretty rapidly! What once looked like prime water now has a strong(er) current with debris.

suedv
08-25-2007, 09:44 AM
Those pictures look bad. Take care of yourselves!

When we were at the show ski national tournament in Rockford, Il on August 11 and 12 the Rock River already looked bad from heavy rains. There was a lot of debris in the river and when skiers fell they would sometimes start floating down the river.

With all the rain earlier this month in Wisconsin and Illinois (as well as in other states out that way) the ground has to be extremely saturated already so the water can't perk down into the ground as it should. To compound the problem large metropolitan areas like Chicago have so much paved or built surface the water doesn't have much area available to perk down so it gets into the rivers and lakes even faster. Let’s pray you don't get more rain until things settle down!

We've been getting lots of rain around here too in the past week, but I don't think it is anything like what you have.

jlf
08-25-2007, 10:29 AM
Erik we feel your pain, we got all that rain first. It started raining fri night and it never stopped until Tues sometime. Most places got about 13 inches or more. Our Rivers are all swollen and major flooding and damage is occuring. We have tons of roads closed because the hillsides have given way, mudslides everywhere. Some of the mudslides have taken houses with them. There are areas where all the rain has washed away roads and bridges. Be careful in the flood waters and make sure your Tetnus shot is up to date. The county here is giving free tetnus shots out because flood waters can carry tetnus. This is the worst flood in history for our area and it's being said that we might never see rain waters like that again for over 100 years. It's a once in a lifetime flood. The power of water is amazing and very scary. I think we are up to like 9 dead from drownding and being crushed in mudslides.
We have been fortunate, Lance and I have had no problems with water in our house. The town I live in only received between 5 inches and 6. Only about 10 miles south is where the 13 inch band went. We can't handle anymore water, our ground is so saturated already.

whitedog
08-25-2007, 10:42 AM
For those who were at the national show ski tournament in Rockford this year as I don't have pictures but as of yesterday the stage was about 4 " from being underwater.

Any of you who remember the Janesville site the starting dock is 2' underwater and the stage is surrounded with water. We may not be able to ski here for at least two weeks.
Most of the lakes is southerns WI are closed or slow no wake as JLF said this is the worst late summer flood on record.

2 week rainfall totals here range from 10" to 18". Everyone be careful if you need to venture onto the water.

jlf
08-25-2007, 11:00 AM
This is the road that leads to my in-laws house in Vernon Co. It is washed out.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s224/cjothen/DSC00852.jpg

jlf
08-25-2007, 11:08 AM
This was a road in a very small town, Bloomingdale, only about 5 miles from my in-laws house.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s224/cjothen/DSC00855.jpg

Here is another shot. The small creek that used to run along side the road actually did all this damage and it's now flowing were the road should be.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s224/cjothen/DSC00856.jpg

one more shot of this road.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s224/cjothen/DSC00857.jpg

jlf
08-25-2007, 11:14 AM
Here was a bridge from some persons house, they had to find another way to get out of their house.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s224/cjothen/DSC00858-1.jpg

This was a bridge we came across and we actually drove over this bridge. The only thing left is the concrete, all the gravel and asphalt is washed away.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s224/cjothen/DSC00861.jpg

This is a very common site around here now, where the ground under the roads have been washed out so the roads are caving in. Driving is actually pretty damgerous because you can't tell if the ground under the road is stable enough to support your car.
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s224/cjothen/DSC00860.jpg

erkoehler
08-25-2007, 11:19 AM
JLF, on top of all your run off that we are getting we have gotten about 15" or more of rain here. :(

jlf
08-25-2007, 11:27 AM
JLF, on top of all your run off that we are getting we have gotten about 15" or more of rain here. :(
I know I heard you guys got pummeled. The good news here is the sun is out today and the next few days are forcasted to be dry. There is a God. All water activities have ceased, too much crap floating in the water. Hopefully the sun is coming your way soon!!

suedv
08-25-2007, 12:08 PM
For those who were at the national show ski tournament in Rockford this year as I don't have pictures but as of yesterday the stage was about 4 " from being underwater.

Any of you who remember the Janesville site the starting dock is 2' underwater and the stage is surrounded with water. We may not be able to ski here for at least two weeks.
Most of the lakes is southerns WI are closed or slow no wake as JLF said this is the worst late summer flood on record.

2 week rainfall totals here range from 10" to 18". Everyone be careful if you need to venture onto the water.


This is a picture of the stage in Rockford on August 12. I don't have my Janesville pics from the previous 2 years shows on my computer anymore so I can't pull one of those up quickly.

sethro
08-26-2007, 10:23 PM
Here is a before picture of the Rock River in Rock Falls, IL.

sethro
08-26-2007, 10:40 PM
And here is an after picture. It really isn't very high, though this is supposedly the second widest part of the entire river, behind the Horicon, WI area. This "modest" rise equates to 4-5 feet just a couple miles up stream. River is closed until further notice. I am truly blessed to have access to a private pond which doesnt' flood so my skiing doesn't have to stop.

Oops, just noticed I switched the pictures around...I guess it's easy to tell before and after flood though. :D