When I was young I thought there would be nothing better than a flood. I foolishly thought my whole house would be a swimming pool. The water would be clear, clean, and warm. What’s not to like?
Now I am thinking floods are for the 1%. Not 1% of the people but for 1% of the land. Most land never has a chance of good flood. Sahara, Gobi, mountain ranges, and medium size hills are never in the floodlights.
I grew up near the water, Puget Sound. It could be seen down the hill. Think San Francisco without the cable car. I don’t know what I was thinking when I was younger. The water was never going to lap that high. I must have been less than a mile away from the shore but 200 to 300 feet above sea level.
Out of curiosity and for the future, how many of you live in the top 1% areas that are waterphilic (flood-able)? Waterphobic?
I feel safe in my current living area because I can quickly go up a steep hill. I am probably 50 feet above sea level with good drainage. About 60 years ago there was a flood from a nearby river but they deepen that river so the chance of that happening again is slim.
Here is an old picture of that old flood.