Wet start for July causes a host of issues

Posted July 10, 2013 at 2:19 pm

“One day brought the rain and the rain stayed on and the swamp water overflowed . . .”

From Swamp Witch by Jim Stafford (1973)

With nearly five inches of rain being reported here during the first week of July, not only did the area swamps overflow, but so did everything else, resulting in a soaked group of tourists and local boating enthusiasts hoping for a weekend of sun and fun on the two local lakes, the postponement of the annual Albany – Clinton County Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Show and the potential for problems now as well as on down the road for the local agriculture community.