THE RIVER REPORTER CLIMATE CHALLENGE
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The best-laid plans

We make plans, but plans do not always work out as we planned.

This summer, for instance, is not what I expected, but it certainly is better than last summer. That was when the flood of all floods changed every plan, necessitating months of tedious and expensive repairs.

The weather has been kinder to us this year, although not to others upstream. We have never had a greener lawn. I know I’m not supposed to be proud of a lawnóAl Gore would recommend a xeriscape to protect the planetóbut this lawn is a gift from the river, I think. Its silt cover left the perfect lawn nutrients, along with some troublesome weeds, in its wake. We don’t even water it, so I guess it meets the “green” test.

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