Tuesday, May 17, 2011
A Second Coming?
Lo and behold, we woke up this morning to a classic Second Coming headline in our local daily newspaper. It's quite an apt us of what is otherwise known as a "Screaming Headline," don't you think? Afterall, the headline is discussing a potential second coming of an honest-to-gosh real flood the last likes of which were seen in these parts in 1997. Frankly, I dearly love it when a headline actually, truly, really DOES match the magnitude of the story below. Kudos to the P-R's headline writers. (We're wondering, of course, if any of them ever heard the Parable of The Second Coming.) But, whatever, we're digressing and maybe even regressing, too. Get to the point, John, darn it.
OK, the point is something we've discussed a couple of times right smack dab here on this blog. But first, let's take a look at the meatiest, juiciest quote in the story printed in today paper. Here it is in all its glory:
"At some point this year, Clements said, the Snake will be so high that it will make the falls in Idaho Falls disappear from view. "
WHOA! Say what? Now that's a fearless prediction if I ever saw one. We can hardly wait to see if that prognostication comes true.
Our two cents worth on this situation first appeared in an April 27 blog post when we said, "The Bureau of Reclamation is paranoid about the snowpack." The head BuRec guys was quoted in today's paper as saying:
"Either way, it may be awhile before people such as Rowland, Clements and Beus get a good night's sleep. 'It'll be a wild ride,' Beus said. "
In our May 8th blog post we said "There's going to be a lot of nail-biting and hand-wringing going on during the weeks ahead--of that, you can be certain. Stay tightly tuned to this saga, folks, no matter how it turns out, it's going to be one for the history books." You can click here to read that blog post.
If you are interested in reading the full article from today's Post-Register, we printed it to PDF and put it in our Google Docs. You can click here to read it. Remember, this article is Copyright 2011 by The Post Register and is used here with permission.
We will go down and take some more photos of The Falls today.
Many Cheers! jp
Posted by John Parsons at 8:13 AM