Tropical Storm Bill slid around most of Kansas. Flooding in MO.
Then I ran across this article from times past:
From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 21, 1915:
- “It was apparent to the farmers of Grant township early yesterday morning that something must be done to prevent the flood waters from nosing their way around the upper end of the dikes and flooding Grant township. The weak spot was on the Purvis farm and for some reason Mr. Purvis had not permitted the dike to be extended across his lands to a higher point to the north which could have completed the link…. There was a chance to hold the water by building a levee from the dike to the higher land near Jim Norris’ house, and he said ‘Get to it’ or words to that effect. The ground was. . .
What’s old is new again. But not for us this time – hopefully, because water like bad decisions slides down stream. We do have a hundred years of levee and dam building to help us through history repeating.
From the reaches,