Flashfloods in Bloomington, June 5, 2008

By | June 6, 2008

Two to three inches of rain here in Bloomington in a 24 hour period, after the ground is already saturated from heavy rains a few days earlier, makes for some serious flash flooding.

The first photo below is taken from the deck on second story, back of the house. There is a culvert that drains the water coming down the south side of our entire subdivision that is completely hidden under the swirl of water in the lower right. In the background, the temporary river is covering up a tee on the golf course, the hole is on the top of the rise directly in background.

The second photo was taken from the balcony on the third story, looking down on the pool around the culvert. This was only the 3rd or 4th time in about 15 years we have seen the water this high.