The morning of 05-05-08 I went out to a near-by lake at the spill way and this is what I saw. 1. 2. 3. 4. Within the past month we've had alot of rain. The spillway valves were open to release excess water. Of course water wan't the only thing was released. In the first image, where I was standing, water was actually 15-20 feet roaring above my head just 1.5 weeks ago. They had to shut the water valves earlier than normal b/c due to the amount that was being released, peoples homes were being flooded; with fish also.