Dear Editor, With the extensive flooding along the Ottawa River this spring and two years ago, I was reminded of my childhood experiences of dealing with the backwater. I grew up in western Kentucky, in the small town of Calhoun. The Green River runs past the town and on the other side is Rumsey. In the 1830s, Rumsey had been an important river port but by my time, it was greatly diminished and most of the business had moved to higher ground in Calhoun.
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