Above freezing temperatures and continued rainfall has left the Fox River that runs next to the Farnsworth House in a state of rising flood waters today, March 11, 2013. The house is fully surrounded by river water, but neither the lower deck nor the upper deck has yet to be breached. We will be monitoring the flood levels over the next 48 hours and have already inacted our emergency flood procedure in the event waters reach the interior of the house. This is not expected, but our beloved house is fully prepared.
Despite our concern for the safety of the house, it sure does look pretty reflected in the lawn that has become a lake!