We spent two days at a place in Utah
where Barbies live in the bathtub.
Utah experts say their mountains have received something like
four hundred percent of average precipitation over the past few months.
To say spring runoff is filling streams is an understatement.
The Bear River runs just a couple of hundred yards from our daughter’s home in Logan.
Sandbagging to contain the overflow was a wasted effort.
Now that street is closed and barricaded to prevent through traffic.
Daughter’s house has a sump pump for keeping ground water out of the basement.
has been running almost constantly.
The outlet shoots a small geyser up in the back yard
just downhill from the house.
The night we were there MORE snow fell on the surrounding mountains
and it rained most of the day.
The silver lining to all the storm clouds is
the closed street has become a great place for walking and riding bicycles.
Just put on a helmet, get out that two-wheeler and GO.
Of course water is an even bigger draw.
So much so that bicycle helmets stay on during a careful wading expedition.