the flood

My hometown, Ashland, Oregon, underwent major flooding the first week of this year (1997). I got to experience it since I was home for my winter break. Lithia Creek overflowed into the downtown plaza and the park, causing major damage. Running water was cut off for a while, which made me feel like I was camping at home. ("Where ya been shittin'?" became a common topic of conversation.) Here are some photos I took of Ashland's flood in the beginning stages:

Look at my Shopping Journal #5 on my page of writings in order to read more about my experience with the flood.

Also, check out Derek's New Year's Flood '97 page for more on this issue.

Or go to for a little slideshow of photos.

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