Native Plants, Habitat Restoration, and Other Science Snippets from Athens, Georgia

Friday: 6 March 2009

Big Event  -  @ 07:09:43
Yesterday I posted a photo of a few inches of standing water on the floodplain as reason not to build a house there.

Our neighbors, Tom and Gisela, kindly dug out some 1989 photos, scanned, and emailed them to me. This is Goulding Creek flooding over into the floodplain, presumably September 2 1989, when KAHN archives say we had 11.52 inches of rain.

We had purchased the property in 1985, but were still living in Athens until 1991. I've posted photos of Goulding Creek running very high through its bed, but I haven't seen anything like this! Tom figures that an additional 4-6 inches of sediment was deposited.

This wasn't due to the passage of tropical storm remnants. 1989 was the year of Hugo, which did pass to our east, but that was two weeks later.

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