north florida - wild florida - suwannee river floodplain

By: marsHen , 11:44 AM GMT on April 30, 2014

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07:20, 68f, mostly cloudy. heard on the country radio this morning that some of the roads in fowler's bluff have been closed due to flooding on the suwannee. my friend in white springs reported the water has gone down a few inches last night to 80 ft. above sea level.. haven't checked if the rains in georgia yesterday have increased the heights over the night.
tides have been very high in CK. lots of shorebirds around but the ducks are scarce this year.
on the farm, pee-dee the ram lamb turns 2 weeks old today. he and his mom are going out in the pasture with the flock now. he's doing alright but the flies are bothering his eyes so I put some salve on them which he did not like at all. he's still getting a bottle 2 or 3 times a day but his mom's milk supply seems to be increasing.
peach and purple sunrise this a.m. yesterday's was spectacular - the whole easter sky was a flame!
21:30, 70F, damp. overcast. guardian barking down the lane. a line of showers went through around noon. only got 0.5" but the panhandle got:
Flooding in Florida
Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 26 counties in the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend area to support emergency-response operations for communities inundated by heavy rains and flooding. Our law enforcement officers have been involved in many rescues and are currently working an evacuation of over 100 people in Gulf Breeze. 31 vehicles and 13 boats have been deployed so far to assist in the areas in need. According to the National Weather Service, more than 5 inches of rain fell on Pensacola in one hour last night with over 17 inches total falling on Santa Rosa County in the past 30 hours. Rain will continue in the Florida Panhandle today. Farther east, all of the idle-speed, no-wake zones have been activated on the Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers. Rivers affected by heavy rains are expected to rise even higher and crest by the weekend.
complements of myfwc on facebook..
goodnight farm..

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marine biologist around the Suwannee River delta. Raise Cracker sheep on an old Cracker farm ~ 12 mi. (as the crow flies) from the Gulf.