Localized rain storms did some damage to the stream conditions around Preston. Trout Run at the Bucksnort dam was at over a meter of visibility. It is safe to say that Trout Run got missed by the rain and is very fishable for any method of trout fishing. Mill Creek at the County Road 2 bridge in Chatfield was at 30 centimeters of visibility. Mill Creek has been right around the 30-40 centimeters of visibility all summer so while it may have taken on some rain, this level of visibility isn’t too out of the ordinary for this creek. The Root River at the County Road 17 bridge here in Preston was at 25 centimeters of visibility. The Root River got hit hard by the rain storms (See Flash Flood! in the Trout Tyme blog) that came through, getting almost 6 inches here in Preston. This large amount of rain led to the river rising 2-3 feet and caused quite a few washouts and various fallen trees and debris in the water. The water level has gone down considerably but it is still quite high and muddy. For the next few days The Root River is not going to be fishable as we wait for the water to return to a normal level.