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Re: oppps . . .

Postby Cadfael » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:40 pm

Looks like somebody stopped the rain...
Our gauge says about an inch and a half since about midnight.

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Re: oppps . . .

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:23 pm

Our basement is now leaking like a sieve.

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Re: oppps . . .

Postby gargantua » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:24 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Our basement is now leaking like a sieve.

If it hadn't up to this point, I suspect one or more of your rain gutters clogged up, and all the rain spilled over near your foundation rather than away from the house.

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Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:03 pm

gargantua wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:Our basement is now leaking like a sieve.

If it hadn't up to this point, I suspect one or more of your rain gutters clogged up, and all the rain spilled over near your foundation rather than away from the house.


We have had a leaky basement on and off for the thirty plus years we have lived here. Our 101 year old house is built on land fill that covered a cattail marsh and was filled in when they created Lake Wingra.

We got Leaf Guard gutters (for big bucks) earlier this year and they don't clog. They also have a much bigger cross section than typical gutter and with new down spouts, carry water far from our foundation.
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Re: oppps . . .

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:03 pm

Oh, I forgot to say that we love living where we do.

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Re: oppps . . .

Postby Beaver » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:26 am

Gammon rd in Middleton still flooded and closed:
https://www.channel3000.com/weather/pho ... /790900885

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Re: oppps . . .

Postby gargantua » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:49 am

Beaver wrote:Gammon rd in Middleton still flooded and closed:
https://www.channel3000.com/weather/pho ... /790900885

I'm not surprised. I used to live in Lagoon Apartments back in 1980, and if it was particularly rainy, we'd have frogs, turtles, and salamanders wandering around our little parking lot. These rains must have rendered that lot virtually unusable. Oh...for context, those apartments were right next to Tiedeman's Pond and Gammon Rd.

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Postby gozer » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:47 pm

that's the one -- tiedemann's pond . . . so it outright overflowed on 16. august and is still covering the road? there are two others in the vicinity including one which i am pretty sure could be lower in elevation by a good 10 metres if i am not mistaken . . .

the lagoon apartments were named that on purpose, overflow and so forth?

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Re: oppps . . .

Postby gozer » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:49 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:
gargantua wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:Our basement is now leaking like a sieve.

If it hadn't up to this point, I suspect one or more of your rain gutters clogged up, and all the rain spilled over near your foundation rather than away from the house.


We have had a leaky basement on and off for the thirty plus years we have lived here. Our 101 year old house is built on land fill that covered a cattail marsh and was filled in when they created Lake Wingra.

We got Leaf Guard gutters (for big bucks) earlier this year and they don't clog. They also have a much bigger cross section than typical gutter and with new down spouts, carry water far from our foundation.


i have read a couple of places that the springs which, along with local runoff and sub-surface seepage, fed lake wingra 200 years ago are mostly gone now . . . where did they go? will a rapid rise in the water table at some point mean a bit of surprise for some folks?

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Re: oppps . . .

Postby gargantua » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:51 pm

gozer wrote:that's the one -- tiedemann's pond . . . so it outright overflowed on 16. august and is still covering the road? there are two others in the vicinity including one which i am pretty sure could be lower in elevation by a good 10 metres if i am not mistaken . . .

the lagoon apartments were named that on purpose, overflow and so forth?

Well, overflow wasn't such an issue in 1980. I had a great view of the pond through my picture window.
Another nearby pond is named Stricker's. I don't know anything about the relative elevation though.

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Re: oppps . . .

Postby Beaver » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:26 pm

Enjoying the dry spell.


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Re: oppps . . .

Postby Beaver » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:26 am

Drone footage of pheasant branch flooding:



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