It's days like this, waking up to steady rain, the ground is saturated from a wet wintry mix, puddles have formed in low areas, when I remember that we're snuggled up next to a river.
It puts things into a different perspective if you consider what happened to Faulkner County before the dams were built on the Arkansas River. Conway was basically a river bed. Toad Suck Lock and Dam construction, completed in 1969, was done to increase river depth year around and to improve the Arkansas River's viability for transporting goods on barges. But it was also key in managing the river's water level.
I woke up this morning wondering where we were in relation to sea level -- fyi, we're 300 ft. over. (New Orleans on average is 8 ft. below sea level.)
I also checked and found out that dreams about flooding may mean that my subconscious mind was letting me know what a relief it will be when I release some pent up emotions and sort of let the flood gates open - oh, great, so I've got some emotional outpouring to look forward to...