Lots of flooding here in N CA (pic link)
We in CA have been having quite a deluge which has resulted in a lot of flooding. Since our house is situated where 2 creeks meet, it is interesting to watch the waters go from happy little streams to raging torrents. The creeks meet up behind our backyard and we awoke the other day to see the water up to our house deck and the kids' toys floating around on what is usually lawn. The back deck, which adjoins the creek, had water right to the edge and it was kind of scary to see how swiftly it was racing past. The backyard water was just kind of sitting there. I took some pictures but because it was really early, by the time it got light enough to take some shots of it, the water had already receded quite a bit.
I have a link to some pictures of the yard while it still had some water in it (taken from my bedroom) - those are the darker shots - and later in the day when the waters had dropped back down quite a bit. The lighter pictures show the back of our house from our pasture across the creek, so you can see that the water had dropped a great deal by then. The concrete structure you can see in the picture of my dh and twins was built 100 years ago to divert water through a series of canals into town. That has long since been abandoned but the concrete thing serves to keep our house from flooding, as it allows the water to flow out into our pasture and on down the way instead of up to the house. That is the point where the two creeks meet up.
Here is a link that might be useful: high water