I had collected quite a bit of mud and muck on my car during my recent trip to the Flint Hills prairie in Kansas. Chasing prairie fires on the dirt and gravel back roads left my car seriously encased in the stuff. With all the rain we have received here in Springfield, my car is just about clean. Just a few more trips to the post office should do the trick.
Despite Sunday’s rain showers, there was a non-stop flow of people at the base of the Table Rock Dam in Branson watching water being released from Table Rock Lake. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reduced the amount of water being released from the dam in an effort to reduce flooding on Lake Taneycomo, downstream of the dam.
The month of April has been a wet month in southern Missouri with some areas recording 12-15 inches of rain. In Springfield, 7.89 inches fell for the month making it the eighth wettest on record.