Wednesday, September 28, 2016

2016 Flood-After The Crest

A look after the crest of the 2016 Flood around the Cedar Rapids area.
September 28, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Cedar Rapids Flood 2016

This morning's flyover of the Cedar River in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa courtesy of Calcam Ap
of Cedar Rapids.
©2016 Calcam Ap

The projected crest has dropped to 22ft and will occur sometime Tuesday afternoon. After that the river will slowly fall back to its normal levels by the weekend.

Also a music video is now out called "We Rise Above" by Four Star Fate and the proceeds will go to help CR with relief.

©2016 Four Star Fate

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunrise, Critters and Swan.

Sunrise this morning at New Covenant Bible Church.

Seen this critter on a sidewalk near the pond at New Covenant Bible Church.

And this HUGE spider between the cattails on the shore at New Covenant Bible Church.

A little research was done and it is an Orb-Weaver Spider

One of the Trumpet Swans out on the pond.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

41-car L563

After waiting for 2 and a half hours, L563 comes south with 41 cars and the 2566 in tow.
Milepost 31-CN Cedar Rapids Sub-Alburnett, IA

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Westbound pair at Otis, IA

Highlighting a pair of westbounds at Otis including the Z-train with a Tier 4 leader.

Otis Bald Eagles

On my way up to get a couple trains over by the trail at Otis, I spotted from a distance on Otis Rd SE something big in the tree.
It was these two Bald Eagles staying cool in the shade. As you can tell from their mouths being open, it was a humid day today.