Nature run amuck

Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we’re still at the mercy of nature. – Neil DeGrasse Tyson

We are enjoying the final days of our mini vacation here at Caney Creek Corps Park on the Oklahoma side of Lake Texoma.

It is one of our favorite places to rest and unwind.

This summer, the park was closed 5/15 through 7/31 due to flooding. Our particular site was under at least 15 feet of water as the Red River ran amuck.

You’d have to be here to get a real sense of just how unbelievable that flooding was. Nature unleashed is truly frightful.

FLOOD3The current view from our site. The entire foreground was under 15 plus feet of water.

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Another view of our site. Our entire motorhome would have been under water.

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FLOODAll under water.

Kind of sobering, don’t you think?

“Woods are grim places. Farmers shoot squirrels, crows, magpies, and hang them up on trees to warn Mother Nature to get it together or else. Much notice she takes, being in league with God. They’re a right pair, more carnage than the rest of us put together.” – The Rich and the Profane by Jonathan Gash

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6 Responses to Nature run amuck

  1. I am glad you are getting some r&r. Yes, mother nature can be a little scary. Luckily, she doesn’t listen to Al Gore.

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  2. Mark says:

    Lived near a beautiful lake in OK for years. I could never use the Corps facilities because the campgrounds were flooded. Very frustrating. Do you think maybe there was some poor planning there? I didn’t mention that the town got help from the DOT to build a bridge to improve access to both the town and the lake. 20 million dollars later, they found out the bridge wasn’t elevated enough and the town still flooded. Your tax dollars at work…

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    • Texas Heat says:

      Lake Texoma was created with the completion of the Denison Dam during WWII. Since it’s completion, the lake level has crested the spillway only 4 times. This summer was the most recent. Don’t know what lake you lived by but it sure is strange it flooded so much. The corps parks around Lake Texoma are really nice and we love RV’ing here.

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  3. Texas Heat says:

    We appreciate your kind wishes and yes we are. The lake is at peace. Balance has returned.

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  4. Mike Tallman says:

    Bob – hope you and Gaby enjoy your well-earned vacation – above the waterline.

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