Water skiing with church group at Fall River lake, Kansas.
Spillway at Fall River Dam in Greenwood County Kansas
Brood IV, also called the Kansas Brood, of cicadas of the genus, Magicicada, emerge in force every 17 years. I ran across some in Greenwood county, Kansas, while floating Fall River SE of Eureka and NW of Fall River Lake in late May of 1998. I cannot discern the species but the best guess is M. cassini, based on the chorusing and the smallish appearance. My terminology was not quite correct when I shot the video. The discarded "shell" left by a moulted cicada is called an exuvium. File designation is "Brood IV 1998 Fall River.wmv", from an analog Hi8 tape, digitalized with a Sony DRS 460 and edited in Windows Movie Maker. This replaces a slightly earlier version of this video.
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Flood gates opened near our house. So many people lost everything due to the waters. Kansas flood 2007