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The river upstream kissed the hundred-year flood level (462 cm) the other day. https://www.hvz.baden-wuerttemberg.de/pegel.html?id=00265 (To me that link looks broken, but maybe it works on other browsers. :-?)

I’m on a hill, far away from the river, but with all that rain and soaked ground the water finally came into the basement where the cables enter the house over night. Luckily, just 15 mm high, so it didn’t jump the doorsill into other rooms. And it was all clear, no muddy mess, all nicely filtered through the earth, gravel and sand. My shop vac is also designed to work as a wet vacuum cleaner, so that was really helpful.


(#uv4hlfa) @prologic@twtxt.net It was not the river water, but the rain water that found its way into the basement. It rained for a few days straight. So the ground was completely saturated at one point in time. Sunday to Monday night there was a ton of more really heavy rain, new water could not sink down anymore, so it leaked through the tight hole where the cables enter the house in the basement. That’s roughly a meter above the basement floor. A tiny, tiny bit of fine sand accumulated on the floor beneath the hole.

I didn’t even know that water can get through that hole in the wall, looks completely sealed to me. But as we learned, it is not sealed enough. I didn’t see it flowing in, I just noticed the standing water on Monday morning.


(#uv4hlfa) Between Friday 8am and Monday 8am it rained 161 liters per square meter. Our weatherman in town measured alone 40 liters on Sunday between 22:30 and 23:45. On average we get 92 liters in total in the entire May and 96 liters in June. It was a lot, but i didn’t think it was actually that much. Wow!

Down in the town a lot of houses have been flooded. The municipality provided containers for all the garbage. From what I read it was the smaller creek, not the larger river that went absolutely berserk.


(#uv4hlfa) Went down to the creek and there’s a skip in front of every house. Oh dear. Normally, the creek is a few meters below the tree line in 01-03. But as you can see, it went over the fields, several tens of meters wide.

The fire engine house next to the creek was also flooded. But the operational capability of the fire brigade was not affected as they already responded.

It’s crazy how the relatively shallow field road on top of the hill looks. It was already in bad shape, but that’s now another level. The drainage area is rather small, but tons of gravel is now in the meadows. 10cm deep holes and ditches in the road. The very loose gravel is difficult to cycle and walk on.


(#uv4hlfa) @movq@www.uninformativ.de Yes, classical “Abraummulden” and “Abrollcontainer”. I haven’t heard of any numbers yet, but I imagine that 100 houses have been affected. Probably more.

Here are a few photos: https://eislingen-online.de/_artikelanzeige.php?bearbeiten=_2024/2024_1150

But it’s worse downstream in Ebersbach/Fils, if you want to read up on that. That’s where the noise barrier collapsed onto B10 (I was mistaken on that regard, though, it wasn’t the real river, but an overflowing water retention reservoir or something like that uphill that created a giant river, rushing down the streets and gardens, ripping out the accustic barrier). When water levels slightly dropped on Sunday evening, everybody here thought that we survived with only small damages, if at all. So the local fire service responded to help in Ebersbach where it had really escalated. However, they had to return shortly after, when a massive thunderstorm surprised us with very heavy rain and “land submerged” was reported back at home.

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