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(MLive.com)   Tittabawassee River is flooding or, as the locals say, it's all gone titts-up   (mlive.com) divider line
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2020-05-19 1:49:39 PM  
Well, better go threaten That Woman again.
 
2020-05-19 3:38:39 PM  
I used to go fishing on the Tittabawassee as a kid with my dad and grandfather.   We'd pick him up at his house and head out to a spot along the shore and just fish and talk.   My dad and I had poles and bait and all the gear and my grandpa said he didn't need any of that.  He just found a stick and some fishing line, put a worm on a hook and caught 10x as many fish as we did.

A great memory.
 
2020-05-19 5:41:07 PM  
You go a bit further south, you can turn up a different creek, but don't go without a paddle
 
2020-05-19 5:56:45 PM  
Fake News!

How could one river flood unless they all flood? And the river near me ain't flooded!

Checkers, Liberacci!
 
2020-05-19 5:59:05 PM  
I see both tits and ass and a river of brown that would worry me now.
 
2020-05-19 5:59:23 PM  
Animaniacs - Lake Titicaca
Youtube 5I0Hee533Iw
 
2020-05-19 6:02:52 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: I used to go fishing on the Tittabawassee as a kid with my dad and grandfather.   We'd pick him up at his house and head out to a spot along the shore and just fish and talk.   My dad and I had poles and bait and all the gear and my grandpa said he didn't need any of that.  He just found a stick and some fishing line, put a worm on a hook and caught 10x as many fish as we did.

A great memory.


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A memory for many now for a long, long time.
 
2020-05-19 6:06:19 PM  
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2020-05-19 6:17:27 PM  
Tittabawassee sounds like yet another bad Kid Rock song.
 
2020-05-19 6:32:20 PM  

darth_badger: The Googles Do Nothing: I used to go fishing on the Tittabawassee as a kid with my dad and grandfather.   We'd pick him up at his house and head out to a spot along the shore and just fish and talk.   My dad and I had poles and bait and all the gear and my grandpa said he didn't need any of that.  He just found a stick and some fishing line, put a worm on a hook and caught 10x as many fish as we did.

A great memory.

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A memory for many now for a long, long time.


That explains a lot about me...
 
2020-05-19 6:39:39 PM  
I grew up in a house with that river in the back yard. I was never stupid enough to try to swim in it or fish in it. The water was badly contaminated by Dow Chemical and we all knew it. You could fish it for sport, but I wouldn't eat anything I pulled out of there.

I spent most of my time as a kid and teen by that river, wandering in the woods that surrounded it, relaxing on the banks, watching beavers build dams, watching herons and sandpipers catching fish, walking*with girlfriends, and generally being far more woodsy and natural than people ever gave me credit for.

Anyway, the Tittabawassee floods every spring. Sometimes not-so-bad, sometimes really bad (1986 was really, really bad).
 
2020-05-19 6:42:04 PM  
Tittabawassssee ya next year maybe.
 
2020-05-19 6:47:41 PM  

WilderKWight: I grew up in a house with that river in the back yard. I was never stupid enough to try to swim in it or fish in it. The water was badly contaminated by Dow Chemical and we all knew it. You could fish it for sport, but I wouldn't eat anything I pulled out of there.

I spent most of my time as a kid and teen by that river, wandering in the woods that surrounded it, relaxing on the banks, watching beavers build dams, watching herons and sandpipers catching fish, walking*with girlfriends, and generally being far more woodsy and natural than people ever gave me credit for.

Anyway, the Tittabawassee floods every spring. Sometimes not-so-bad, sometimes really bad (1986 was really, really bad).


This.  My father worked as a chemist at Dow.  Every spring Curry golf course became a lake.  Still wonder what I was exposed to through the water table, but lots of great memories for sure.
 
2020-05-19 6:55:42 PM  
Lived a 2 Iron from that river for about 15 years. It flooded a couple of times.
 
2020-05-19 6:56:55 PM  

darth_badger: The Googles Do Nothing: I used to go fishing on the Tittabawassee as a kid with my dad and grandfather.   We'd pick him up at his house and head out to a spot along the shore and just fish and talk.   My dad and I had poles and bait and all the gear and my grandpa said he didn't need any of that.  He just found a stick and some fishing line, put a worm on a hook and caught 10x as many fish as we did.

A great memory.

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A memory for many now for a long, long time.


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2020-05-19 7:09:39 PM  

ThatsUnfortunate: WilderKWight: I grew up in a house with that river in the back yard. I was never stupid enough to try to swim in it or fish in it. The water was badly contaminated by Dow Chemical and we all knew it. You could fish it for sport, but I wouldn't eat anything I pulled out of there.

I spent most of my time as a kid and teen by that river, wandering in the woods that surrounded it, relaxing on the banks, watching beavers build dams, watching herons and sandpipers catching fish, walking*with girlfriends, and generally being far more woodsy and natural than people ever gave me credit for.

Anyway, the Tittabawassee floods every spring. Sometimes not-so-bad, sometimes really bad (1986 was really, really bad).

This.  My father worked as a chemist at Dow.  Every spring Curry golf course became a lake.  Still wonder what I was exposed to through the water table, but lots of great memories for sure.


I grew up in Midland.  I remember Emerson Park flooding in the spring, but I moved away before the big flood in 1986.  My Mom's house got hit pretty hard - she was only a few blocks away from Sturgeon Creek.
 
2020-05-19 7:17:38 PM  
what's wrong with Michigan?
 
2020-05-19 7:24:22 PM  

Brandi Morgan: ThatsUnfortunate: WilderKWight: I grew up in a house with that river in the back yard. I was never stupid enough to try to swim in it or fish in it. The water was badly contaminated by Dow Chemical and we all knew it. You could fish it for sport, but I wouldn't eat anything I pulled out of there.

I spent most of my time as a kid and teen by that river, wandering in the woods that surrounded it, relaxing on the banks, watching beavers build dams, watching herons and sandpipers catching fish, walking*with girlfriends, and generally being far more woodsy and natural than people ever gave me credit for.

Anyway, the Tittabawassee floods every spring. Sometimes not-so-bad, sometimes really bad (1986 was really, really bad).

This.  My father worked as a chemist at Dow.  Every spring Curry golf course became a lake.  Still wonder what I was exposed to through the water table, but lots of great memories for sure.

I grew up in Midland.  I remember Emerson Park flooding in the spring, but I moved away before the big flood in 1986.  My Mom's house got hit pretty hard - she was only a few blocks away from Sturgeon Creek.


Yep.  Know exactly where youre talking about.  I was a little farther out M20.  Missed the great flood of 86.  I live in the southeast now and definitely miss michigan, especially up north near traverse city and the UP.
 
2020-05-19 7:25:46 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: what's wrong with Michigan?


Its inhabited.
 
2020-05-19 7:28:29 PM  

ThatsUnfortunate: Brandi Morgan: ThatsUnfortunate: WilderKWight: I grew up in a house with that river in the back yard. I was never stupid enough to try to swim in it or fish in it. The water was badly contaminated by Dow Chemical and we all knew it. You could fish it for sport, but I wouldn't eat anything I pulled out of there.

I spent most of my time as a kid and teen by that river, wandering in the woods that surrounded it, relaxing on the banks, watching beavers build dams, watching herons and sandpipers catching fish, walking*with girlfriends, and generally being far more woodsy and natural than people ever gave me credit for.

Anyway, the Tittabawassee floods every spring. Sometimes not-so-bad, sometimes really bad (1986 was really, really bad).

This.  My father worked as a chemist at Dow.  Every spring Curry golf course became a lake.  Still wonder what I was exposed to through the water table, but lots of great memories for sure.

I grew up in Midland.  I remember Emerson Park flooding in the spring, but I moved away before the big flood in 1986.  My Mom's house got hit pretty hard - she was only a few blocks away from Sturgeon Creek.

Yep.  Know exactly where youre talking about.  I was a little farther out M20.  Missed the great flood of 86.  I live in the southeast now and definitely miss michigan, especially up north near traverse city and the UP.


I used to spend summers with my grandparents in Alpena and we traveled through just about all of the UP - I'm always grateful for that and yes I miss the UP.  My parents had a cottage near Traverse City and I miss that too.

Now I live in Honolulu and the thing I don't miss about Michigan is winter.
 
2020-05-19 7:36:50 PM  
 
2020-05-19 7:43:33 PM  

Meethookz: This is not good.

https://www.wnem.com/news/sanford-dam-​collapse-imminent-evacuate-immediately​/article_b98bafa0-9a25-11ea-8e75-5b1db​deaae19.html


https://www.broadcastify.com/webPlaye​r​/25995

live feed
 
2020-05-19 7:55:36 PM  
Now three dams have failed.

Smallwood, Edenville, and Sanford.
 
2020-05-19 7:56:42 PM  

Meethookz: This is not good.

https://www.wnem.com/news/sanford-dam-​collapse-imminent-evacuate-immediately​/article_b98bafa0-9a25-11ea-8e75-5b1db​deaae19.html


It's the big one!

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2020-05-19 7:58:59 PM  
We pass this while we are going up to Mackinac. I always laugh because Lillian Jackson Braun used the river in her books. She mixed and matched places all along Michigan and the UP. We used to have fun trying to figure out where exactly her books were located..everywhere and nowhere!
 
2020-05-19 7:59:32 PM  

bigfire: Now three dams have failed.

Smallwood, Edenville, and Sanford.


For reference, that's three in sequence along one river, with nothing more to hold back water from the city of Midland and Dow Chemical.
 
2020-05-19 7:59:59 PM  

bigfire: Now three dams have failed.

Smallwood, Edenville, and Sanford.


Link please?
 
2020-05-19 8:03:36 PM  

Brandi Morgan: ThatsUnfortunate: Brandi Morgan: ThatsUnfortunate: WilderKWight: I grew up in a house with that river in the back yard. I was never stupid enough to try to swim in it or fish in it. The water was badly contaminated by Dow Chemical and we all knew it. You could fish it for sport, but I wouldn't eat anything I pulled out of there.

I spent most of my time as a kid and teen by that river, wandering in the woods that surrounded it, relaxing on the banks, watching beavers build dams, watching herons and sandpipers catching fish, walking*with girlfriends, and generally being far more woodsy and natural than people ever gave me credit for.

Anyway, the Tittabawassee floods every spring. Sometimes not-so-bad, sometimes really bad (1986 was really, really bad).

This.  My father worked as a chemist at Dow.  Every spring Curry golf course became a lake.  Still wonder what I was exposed to through the water table, but lots of great memories for sure.

I grew up in Midland.  I remember Emerson Park flooding in the spring, but I moved away before the big flood in 1986.  My Mom's house got hit pretty hard - she was only a few blocks away from Sturgeon Creek.

Yep.  Know exactly where youre talking about.  I was a little farther out M20.  Missed the great flood of 86.  I live in the southeast now and definitely miss michigan, especially up north near traverse city and the UP.

I used to spend summers with my grandparents in Alpena and we traveled through just about all of the UP - I'm always grateful for that and yes I miss the UP.  My parents had a cottage near Traverse City and I miss that too.

Now I live in Honolulu and the thing I don't miss about Michigan is winter.


Lol.  Me either.   I can take it in small doses but its good to go home  and wear shorts in january.
 
2020-05-19 8:04:20 PM  

tigerose: bigfire: Now three dams have failed.

Smallwood, Edenville, and Sanford.

Link please?


scanner feed I posted earlier.
 
2020-05-19 8:25:04 PM  

tigerose: bigfire: Now three dams have failed.

Smallwood, Edenville, and Sanford.

Link please?


Can't really tell what's going on for sure, but it don't look good.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/42747​7​717625656/permalink/1060288604344561/
 
2020-05-19 8:30:48 PM  

wxboy: tigerose: bigfire: Now three dams have failed.


I sounds like more are getting ready to go too. Yikes. It's been raining for 4 days in southern and mid Michigan.
 
2020-05-19 9:32:57 PM  
Mrs Maisel approves.
 
2020-05-19 9:59:51 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: what's wrong with Michigan?


We got between 2 and 5 inches of rain yesterday, that's what.
 
2020-05-19 10:37:19 PM  

WilderKWight: Anyway, the Tittabawassee floods every spring. Sometimes not-so-bad, sometimes really bad (1986 was really, really bad).


I don't know if it is 1986 bad, but it is really bad this time.  So far I have news of one aunt and uncle that had to evacuate.  I heard they live on a lake, but I don't know which one.  Several lakes are flooded right now.
 
2020-05-19 11:08:47 PM  

lack of warmth: WilderKWight: Anyway, the Tittabawassee floods every spring. Sometimes not-so-bad, sometimes really bad (1986 was really, really bad).

I don't know if it is 1986 bad, but it is really bad this time.  So far I have news of one aunt and uncle that had to evacuate.  I heard they live on a lake, but I don't know which one.  Several lakes are flooded right now.



1986 the Tittawassee crested at 33.89ft.  Due to the fact that Wixom and Sanford lakes are now emptying downstream, they expect it to hit 38ft before it's all over.

yay new record!
 
2020-05-19 11:09:46 PM  
City and/or county offices were part way up the hill from the farmers' market/lumberyard//tridge area at least through the 80's, and got inundated in the (86?) flood. I was back home visiting at the time. Water came up the street but stopped short of the homestead.

Many of the homes in Midland have basements, and there were some collapses. Heard about one guy who ran the hose and filled basement with water to equalize the pressure.

Haven't had family there in decades so no idea if the local government moved their offices out of the flood zone. It was an awesome place to grow up but I couldn't take the winters and stifling culture so escaped to the coast.
 
2020-05-19 11:44:10 PM  

tigerose: bigfire: Now three dams have failed.

Smallwood, Edenville, and Sanford.

Link please?


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2020-05-19 11:44:41 PM  

gunther_bumpass: tigerose: bigfire: Now three dams have failed.

Smallwood, Edenville, and Sanford.

Link please?

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oh for fark's sake. what year is this?
 
2020-05-20 2:09:40 AM  

gunther_bumpass: gunther_bumpass: tigerose: bigfire: Now three dams have failed.

Smallwood, Edenville, and Sanford.

Link please?

[tvyesteryear.com image 450x343]

oh for fark's sake. what year is this?


Just be thankful it's not a pickle.

/I was thinking of the running joke of biblical plagues and that all we need right now are hurricanes...only yesterday did I think "forget the physical risks of a hurricane...imagine all of the people gathered in shelters...during a pandemic!"
//so hope that's not needed here
///:(
 
2020-05-20 10:35:05 AM  

Meethookz: lack of warmth: WilderKWight: Anyway, the Tittabawassee floods every spring. Sometimes not-so-bad, sometimes really bad (1986 was really, really bad).

I don't know if it is 1986 bad, but it is really bad this time.  So far I have news of one aunt and uncle that had to evacuate.  I heard they live on a lake, but I don't know which one.  Several lakes are flooded right now.


1986 the Tittawassee crested at 33.89ft.  Due to the fact that Wixom and Sanford lakes are now emptying downstream, they expect it to hit 38ft before it's all over.

yay new record!



Yep. I just saw that. Wheee. I guess I AM glad my parents sold their old house on the river after all. The 1986 flood didn't quite make it up our hill to the house (and the basement still flooded), but that was 33ft. At 38ft I suspect the people who own that house now are wishing the hill was a tiny bit higher.

We have Flood.

We have Plague.

We have Murder Hornets, and they just found bats with rabies in Shiawassee Twp. (I think), so we have Pestilence.

I'm not a religious person but damned if I'm not half-expecting it to rain blood soon.
 
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