...and Mother Nature decided that a good three inches of rain in an hour and a half, on top of the already saturated ground would give us the water features that she wanted to know we had.
Our small rain garden overflowed giving us beautiful Upper Lake Cookie (aka, the rain garden, which is a foot deep) and the it's western marshlands.
Marshlands, so we are told, help to slow the water run off and act as the "kidney's of the earth."
From there, the headwaters of Cookie Creek flowed first south, and then gathered steam as they headed towards the first set of "Cracked Walk Cataracts", and then onto...
The Great Marsh. Its awfully swampy. From there, the water was joined with the output of Charming Plugged Gutter Font before rejoining Cracked River Cataracts...
Where it went over the falls (the concrete thing is the spawning lift) into FABULOUS Grand Cookie Lake (AKA, the Driveway) before exiting east onto our neighbor's property. As we all live on downward sloping lands, the water then cascaded into their yard, then the street which was filled with a foot of water.
There was so much water that the dogs refused to go outside - they know better than to romp in standing water.
None in basement, but the sump pump, which we have named Sisyphus, worked over time as it would empty, fill, empty and repeat every five minutes.
AND IF THAT WASN'T FUN ENOUGH...
She did it again last night between 7 and 11PM!
Today we have a dry day, but more storms are a coming.