I don’t think I have ever seen it rain like it did on Tuesday and Wednesday in Twin Falls County.
It didn’t stop for hours upon hours at a time…at times it poured down in sheets… it pounded on roofs for what seamed like the entire night… it created ponds, rivers and streams in any and every collection area…it weighed down heavy on wheat and grain fields…it wreaked havoc with basements…it delayed inbound and outbound flights…and yes, it caused erosion resulting in a mud slide or two… along with many other challenges!
But… It smelled absolutely amazing…it cleaned the earth, cleaned it again and then just in-case cleaned it some more… it deeply watered lawns, flowers, trees, bushes and deserts like they have never been watered before… it filled streams, ponds, rivers, lake and aquifers…it showered upon animals that desperately needed a shower…it showed fields and crops with the that special formula that only the clouds can yield…it provided a cool shade at a time when temps were constantly nearing triple digits…it deep cleaned vehicles…and much, much more!
All in all the positive far out number the challenges and I hope we see a rain or snow like that again soon! In the mean time let us count our blessings!
Here are some of the pictures of the mud slide in the Canyon. It started directly below Canyon Crest, ran down the hill in front of #14 tee and continued in front of #13 green. The mud on the course was 2-3 feet deep in places and the number of large boulders were to many to count. Lucas and his team have already been working extremely hard on getting it all cleaned up. Could have been much worse.