fog + flooding in sauk city

We’ve had some flooding in our village and sister village (Prairie du Sac) this week, which is unusual for this time of year.  The fog this morning inspired me to get out to look around and take some photos.  This much excess water always leaves me wondering what it would have been like to live here before the dam was built upstream.

If you look really close in the shot with the ducks and geese, you can see a heron sitting atop a tree in the distance.  He took off from the foreground as soon as I approached the temporary cove.  (It is usually a foot trail.)