|All photos by Jonathan Schechter|
Just over two inches of rain fell during the past 24 hours over the already saturated hills and meadows of Brandon Township. And now tiny Kearsley Creek - a designated Michigan trout stream - is racing through woodlands, meadows, fields, farmlands and a few creekside backyards as she starts her long journey that ends at the Atlantic Ocean. An epic flood? Not by an means, but just nature's way in spring to flush the banks, move sediments, renew the natural systems and maintain a degree of healthy wildness to this great little stream that meanders through northernmost Oakland County. And to the homeowners who are upset your yard was flooded--you were flooded because you built in what we call the flood plain.