Normally, the Roubidoux creek is just that-a quiet and scenic waterway that meanders its way around and through the city of Waynesville on it's way to the Gasconade River. It serves as the backdrop for campgrounds, city parks and hiking trails. It's a popular place to fish and in the summer months the shallow waters and lazy currents make it a possibly ideal place to take Legend swimming after work. I haven't had the chance to do this yet and it certainly won't be any time soon.
This week the Roubidoux overflowed its banks and put downtown Waynesville underwater. Tuesday, the clinic flooded. It was not my day to work but reportedly there was enough water present to force them to shut down and spend the whole day mopping and cleaning. All things considered they were pretty lucky. We did lose air conditioning to the kennel and some of our fence.
Downstream, the Gasconade wreaked havoc of it's own, reaching a record high and flooding all four lanes of Interstate 44 as well as many smaller roads and highways.