It's a great day - goodbye ice! in General Discussion Posted March 12, 2009 This sure has been a year of extremes so far. I live near the kalamazoo river and its over its banks pretty good right now. Alot of puddling in fields and yards also. A tree farm I drive by on my way to work half the field is under water. It just wont drain. The aquifers must be as full as they can get. We get another major rain event come through and were going to be in real trouble.