New Year outlook

By: ShenValleyFlyFish , 12:14 AM GMT on December 23, 2008

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Whatever your seasonal celebratory persuasion, may all who pass through have a Gooden.


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Woke yesterday to dim light in the sky. It's supposed to be "black as the Bishop's hat-band"* when my alarms go off. After a brief panic I remembered it was not a day I was scheduled to work so I sank back into the pillows.
Then remembered that I had promised myself that I was FINELY going to make it to services so I got out of bed and began to scurry around to get ready only to discover the reason that my alarms hadn't gone off. No power. Soo no shower, much needed, soo good excuse and already to late. Since I was up I decided to go over the Mt. to Weezie's Kitchen a quintessential greasy spoon with KILLER (so says my Dr.) breakfasts and treat myself to a breakfast and a Washington Post.

*Mennonite expression

Once I set out I discovered the reason for no power. Here's What I found: (more on WunderPhotos)

Rockfish Valley Ice Storm (ShenValleyFlyFish)
Rockfish Valley Ice Storm
Rockfish Valley Ice Storm (ShenValleyFlyFish)
Rockfish Valley Ice Storm
Rockfish Valley Ice Storm (ShenValleyFlyFish)
Rockfish Valley Ice Storm
Rockfish Valley Ice Storm (ShenValleyFlyFish)
Rockfish Valley Ice Storm
Rockfish Valley Ice Storm (ShenValleyFlyFish)
Rockfish Valley Ice Storm
Rockfish Valley Ice Storm (ShenValleyFlyFish)
Rockfish Valley Ice Storm
Rockfish Valley Ice Storm (ShenValleyFlyFish)
Rockfish Valley Ice Storm
Rockfish Valley Ice Storm (ShenValleyFlyFish)
Rockfish Valley Ice Storm
Rockfish Valley Ice Storm (ShenValleyFlyFish)
Rockfish Valley Ice Storm
Christmas Sunrise over Blue Ridge (ShenValleyFlyFish)
Christmas Sunrise over Blue Ridge
Christmas Sunrise over Blue Ridge (ShenValleyFlyFish)
Christmas Sunrise over Blue Ridge
Christmas Sunrise over Blue Ridge (ShenValleyFlyFish)
Christmas Sunrise over Blue Ridge
Christmas Sunrise (ShenValleyFlyFish)
Christmas Sunrise

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19. plapman
3:42 AM GMT on June 25, 2011
Good evening Shen. It's been a long time since I heard from you.
The flooding here is bad but could be worse if flood control measures weren't in place. I live close to the Portage Diversion which diverts water from the Assiniboine River to Lake Manitoba. The river set new records this year and cuts were made in the dykes(levees) to keep he river from overtopping the dykes ans causing more damage. Nearly 500 people were evacuated who live near the breach.
Lake Manitoba witch is normaly at 812 ft. above sea level is nearly at 819' above sea level. Numerous cottages which have year round residdents were destroyed by high north winds which caused waves to overtop the beach ridge.
Here's a couple of photos taken by a friend with a light aircraft who oveerflew the flooded area.
The south end of Lake Manitoba.

The outlet of the Portage Diversion into lake Manitoba.

The shore is normally about 50 feet on the right side of the treeline.
The highway to Delta Beach

The Portage Diversion protects Portage la Prairie, my home town, and Winnipeg as well as farms in between.
The Assiniboine river drains land in Southern Saskechwan and the nothern parts of North Dakota. The Souris R which is responible for the flood in Monot ND empties in the Assiniboine and all that water will pass about 6 miles south in the river and 5 miles west through the diversion. With the record 5 inch rains in the dakotas and Saskatewan flows are predicted to be as high as the spring ruoff. The diversion is designed to handle 25000 cubic ft per second was beefed up and 37000 cfs wwere diverted. The river and the diversion can handle 40000 cfs but the crest this year was 53000 cfs. The inflows from the Souris and other tributaries are expected to bring the flows up to 48000 cfs again.
The farm community is really suffering with the ground too wet to get thier equipment on the fields to seed.
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18. shoreacres
3:13 PM GMT on January 04, 2009
Good gosh, Shen,

When I left you best wishes for your new year's journey, what you seem to be implying in #14 isn't quite what I had in mind.

One of those jerks GG referenced above was on the news this week - worked for one of "those" companies for six weeks or so and got a severance package of a gazillion dollars. It was enough for him to upgrade to a larger NY townhouse worth literal millions. Maybe he could look in his change jar and see if he has a little extra for VA.
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17. plapman
3:11 PM GMT on January 04, 2009
Good Morning Shen
Have a great day
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16. oakland
3:08 PM GMT on January 04, 2009


Good Morning{{Shen}}! I hope it's a great day for you!
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15. GardenGrrl
7:16 AM GMT on January 04, 2009
Oh for petes sake, Shen, we need those tax dollars for wealthy CEO's to get bonuses for running their companies into the ground and asking for tax money to bail them out.
How could you be so selfish wanting it for kids with mental health and abuse issues? Priorities here. Okay, done ranting now.
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14. ShenValleyFlyFish
8:40 PM GMT on January 03, 2009
Thanks to all who stopped by. Looks to be an interesting year. The powers that be seem to think that VA no longer needs an acute mental facility dedicated to the care of minors. Remains to be politicked out but those most in the know seem least optimistic. Whoopee!! looks like its going to be a bumpy ride.
Shen
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13. Beachfoxx
4:16 AM GMT on January 01, 2009
Shen!!

animated graphics Merry X'mas graphics
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12. PBG00
4:05 AM GMT on January 01, 2009
HAPPY NEW YAER SHEN!
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11. carolinagal
3:59 AM GMT on January 01, 2009

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10. Appalachiangypsy
3:10 AM GMT on January 01, 2009
Miss seeing you around
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9. incogkneetoe
3:09 AM GMT on January 01, 2009
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8. BajaALemt
3:05 AM GMT on January 01, 2009
Wow ((( Shen ))) INCREDIBLE pics!!!! Happy New Years eve!!

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7. oakland
2:40 AM GMT on January 01, 2009

Christian Glitter by www.christianglitter.com
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5. shoreacres
1:17 AM GMT on January 01, 2009
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4. ShenValleyFlyFish
10:47 PM GMT on December 26, 2008
It's a pain to work on a Holiday but it does get one out of bed in time to see some fine things. Blessings to all. Thanks for the visits.
Shen
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3. GardenGrrl
8:44 AM GMT on December 23, 2008
Oh lookie at all that pretty ice. Makes it hard to walk though. Good job getting pics without busting your $$$!.
Happy Holidays from the Trailer Park!
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2. shoreacres
2:53 AM GMT on December 23, 2008
Great photos, Shen. Ice is so beautiful for something that causes so much havoc.

A happy holiday season to you!
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1. SouthernLady
12:45 AM GMT on December 23, 2008
Thanks for the photos Shen!!!

Have a Merry Christmas!!!
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