The River is Rising
Usually the Tule River is not much of a river as compared to rivers in other places. It comes down from the mountains, fed by snow runoff mostly, and it runs behind our house. We're up above it, but there are many, many homes that are built on low ground.
So far I've heard that the two bridges crossing the Tule going to Globe Drive have been closed off to traffic.
The hill leading up to the Eagle Feather gas station is slowly dropping down onto 190.
We haven't driven anywhere except to take these pictures, so I don't really know anything about flooding condtions first hand. I did hear that 198 in Visalia was closed in place due to big-time flooding.
We've been through other flooding times here in Springville, some have been disastrous for people in the low-lying areas.
I've even written about flooding in my books including one called Guilt by Association where the deputy I was writing about at the time while trying to warn people about the flooding is trapped on the wrong side of the river and takes refuge in a home with a lot of other people who have nowhere else to go. I have copies of it still and it can be purchased from http://www.trebleheartbooks.com
I'll keep you posted how we're faring here in the foothills.