View Full Version : Too much water!

28th December 2008, 04:36
With the higher temps melting the large amount of snow and the continuous rain here my basement flooded with water today. I came home after only being gone for 2 hours and saw boxes, bags and crickets floating all over the place before I even got down there. Also, apparently when you put an air pump for brineshrimp on the floor and it floods the air pump temporarily becomes a water pump before it turns off. Just FYI, SHELVES SAVE LIVES!

Time to get back to clean-up, have a groovy day.


28th December 2008, 09:52
Sounds like a nightmare!:eek:

28th December 2008, 12:36
Iīm sorry man...i really hope you didnīt have any looses...
Good luck with the unexpected work....:S

28th December 2008, 13:36
Gotta love winter rains. I'm up in the UP right now, and it was flooding pretty bad last night.

28th December 2008, 18:24
Well, most of the water is gone now. I did manage to pick up 2 Ambystoma tigrinum, 1 Mestotriton alpestris apuanus, 1 Lissotriton vulgaris, a huge Triturus marmoratus, and 1 Pseudacris triseriata off of the damp floor. Finding the animals was the only good thing to come from all of that water.

30th December 2008, 05:45
Update: I also found one Lissotriton vulgaris, 1 Hynobius dunni, and 1 small Psuedotriton ruber. The vulgaris and dunni were both on the floor in plain sight the next day. The P.ruber must have gotten wadded up in the towels I put on the floor because i left them in a sink until today and washed them. It was under the towels in the washer after it had run through the cycle. It's pretty amazing the little guy not only survived that intense trauma, but actually seem fine.

30th December 2008, 06:24
Sounds crazy man out there. We didn't get as much water here as expected, but the creeks were really high.