Well, a couple of weeks ago, we had a day when we got a LOT of rain in a short amount of time. That usually means flooding. Now, I don't know if you've ever really noticed it, but our backyard has a large swell, which we affectionately refer to as "the ditch," that catches the floodwater in our backyard and directs it through the ditches in our neighbors' yards and into the creek that runs behind our fence. It's nothing for us to get some rain and have the ditch fill up with a foot or so of water. THIS day was different!
Here is our backyard when there is no rain:
Now, here is a picture from almost the same spot, after the big rainfall:
It looks like she has a houseboat! Luckily the floor level of her house is slightly higher than that outer corner, so her house didn't, and never has, flooded.
Then the rains came and it was good-bye creek bank! The water was probably less than an inch from topping the wall!