It looks like we've made it through the back half of this high water event.
We're certainly guarded with the weather, how it's coming in right now and how it's going to play out in the system. But right now we're very optimistic.
Our goal is to try and maintain the river levels and keep flows at a regulated level. It takes a lot of planning and coordination for an extended period of time.
Right now, things are performing as expected. We don't have any reports of significant flood-fighting activities like we embarked on three months ago.
What we're living on is a system that has been built over 100 years. It certainly is not up to the current practices that we would do in levee design, so we're doing our best with resources available to make the necessary improvements.
It was becoming a distraction. We were aware of it, but it was still just a nuisance with all the buzz around here.
Not only is the manufacturing sector back up and running, but investment activity is beginning to pick up as well, ... There are some weak sectors remaining, but they are extremely few and far between.
For fools rush in where angels fear to tread