A little rain

None of our enclosures were destroyed or badly damaged, and all of the torts are just fine after today’s rain. Happily, everybody made it inside before they got too

Water that used to flow around the driveway now comes straight down and across it, since the driveway washed out this last spring. This is the first time we have seen how much effect the loss of our driveway had directly to the animals.

Water that used to flow around the driveway now comes straight down and across it, since the driveway washed out this last spring. This is the first time we have seen how much effect the loss of our driveway had directly to the animals.

waterlogged, now we’ll just need to put in some big effort to re-route the drainage and raise the levels of the enclosures. The flooding in or area this spring destroyed the little bit of drainage control that we had going for us. What you see here is the result of only about an hour of rain. We are so lucky to live on site and to be able to bring everyone in, but this is so scary and such a reality check, because we haven’t seen all of the delayed impacts of the spring rains until now – what if we weren’t home when the rain started? We need to implement some major infrastructure improvements to ensure the continued safety of our rescues. That’s one of the reason why our fundraisers  are so important. All of our residents thank you!!

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Standing water in one of the sulcata pens – the water was almost a foot high in their shed.

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The water topped the cinder blocks that make one wall of this enclosure.

 

Water racing from the driveway toward the enclosures.

Water racing from the driveway toward the enclosures.

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