Lines of Inundation

Somehow, two things conceptually as ugly as a muddy water and a chain-link fence can combine to form an abstractly interesting, uncommonly depicted, and perhaps even beautiful pattern.  I suppose, in a photographic sense, this is the equivalent of a Reuben sandwich for me:  corned beef, kraut and dressing that I wouldn’t consume individually, but which taste good together in whole composition.  The Skunk River rose fast into this bottomland park and across a wide swath of Story City on this Sunday morning, following heavy upstream rains from an overnight convective complex.  Within less than half an hour after this photo, all east-west roads went underwater and the friendly, welcoming town was cut in two.

Story City IA (8 Jun 8) Looking NNE
42.1876, -93.5872

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