And as of yesterday, it looks like this.I'm not sure how these sandbags will affect the property value.
Here's the backstory. Last winter, when we had all the heavy snow and rain for so long, the Howard Hansen dam was damaged and while the Army Corps of Engineers did attempt to get it fixed, it hasn't happened yet. In addition, according to my mom (who watched the news a lot while she was here the last two weeks), when they created the banks of the Green River, "they" (whoever that is) did it incorrectly and they have been attempting to fix it ever since.
So for the last few months, there have been news stories, community meetings, mailings, and so on, all about what might be happening this winter if it rains too much. The dam can't hold as much water as normal, so there is a distinct possibility that if it rains too much, they will have to let water out...which would flood this area. And I mean flood a LOT. As much as 10 feet of water OVER the banks. In order to prevent massive flooding, for the past week construction workers have been cutting down trees along the banks, clearing out the brush, and when I got home from school yesterday, there was a line of sandbags, as far as the eye can see in either direction. (Granted, I have poor eyesight, but nonetheless...)
Me? Well, I subscribe to the point of view that if we prepare, nothing will happen.