We almost had a small disaster yesterday. Get this: Going by the book, using good numbers and a known technique for making such estimates, [I have played with this a lot] last night, in our creek that normally carries about 200 gallons per second in heavy flows, we had approximately 1800 gallons per SECOND flowing by. We almost lost the bridge, and my $1000 worth of work this summer is now half way to the pacific ocean. It rained like crazy this week; then it absolutely poured all night and the next day. I woke up to see the water skimming the bottom of the foot bridge which is normally 3 feet above the water in normal flows [20+ feet wideat that point]. This was as much water as I saw moving in the 500 year flood we that we had a few years ago. I was a wreck all day. It would have taken out the bridge, fence, septic line, and four satellite lines. We also would have had no access to the back acreage or any way to build a bridge until next summer. We took some minor damage but not too bad all things considered. Whewwwww!