June 30, 2014

Minnehaha Falls After Four Inches of Rain

On the morning of Thursday, June 19th, we received about 4" of rain here in the Twin Cities. It broke a record for the most amount of rain recorded in one day. And June 2014 became one of the wettest Junes on record. Minnehaha Creek, a small creek which runs through parts of Minneapolis, immediately flooded. Rivers like the Mississippi and St. Croix took a little longer to crest. In fact, they reached their highest points late last week. We've gone out to check out some of the high water and flooding in our area, and we started with a trip to Minnehaha Falls on the Saturday after the big storms that dumped so much water.

We left early in the morning and it paid off. Not many people were around yet, allowing us to take our time looking at the falls and taking pictures.

We walked a little ways along the edge of the creek to a spot that is usually shallow enough for wading and playing in the water.

Evie liked standing on the bridges, watching the water as it rushed under. 

After the falls, we headed over to a nearby splash pad/wading pool. 

Again, since it was still early in the day, we got there before the crowds started showing up. For a little while, we had the place to ourselves.

 And here's one of our more recent blooms in the garden.

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