Thursday night's sunset (19 Aug 04 - below) foretold heavy rains coming for the weekend. More than two inches fell in many areas, significantly more than the 1.27 inch annual average for the entire month of August.

The soil caps on both the upper and lower lots became saturated and generated considerable run off. Today, even after a mild Sunday and a partly-cloudy, warm Monday, both lots had standing water and drenched soil.

The trucks couldn't bring in more dirt, as the day was spent reconstructing the drive ways and preparing for more forecasted rain.

The upper lot generated so much run-off that they actually built a crude V-shaped dike to keep any more water from escaping. They also appeared to built a crude barrier along the western edge of the lower lot, and generally roughed up the surfaces to promote drying and prepare for more rain.

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