If you want to understand why our yard keeps flooding, you have to start here. This is the Salt River, which used to be a navigatable river for ocean going vessels to make their way to Port Kenyon. It has silted up so bad that water barely flows, and at the narrowest spot it is just over a foot wide. Williams Creek (which runs in our backyard and is now much larger than the Salt River) empties into the Salt, or I should say it tries to. Mostly it ends up in a huge flood plain out by the highway. The lack of flow is also one of the causes for Williams Creek silting up, and that in turn is responsible for our flooding. Recent funding grants means that some dredging finally might happen on the Salt. We’re not holding our breath though.