Flood Free Zone
In 1976, the Teton Dam broke open and the resulting flood waters came rushing down the river. This area received the water about three days later. When it came, every house for three square miles around us was flooded…but our house remained dry. Not even a drop entered the basement.
This house has its own well which feeds both houses. The water is drawn from an underground aquifer that is thousands of years old, and that it is fed from snowfall that melts from the Tetons. The well is 100 feet deep. The pump sits 60 feet down. The water table is 40 feet below the surface. It has always been some of the best-tasting water I have drunk from any place in the world that I have traveled.