COLUMBIA - When Columbia got almost 4½ inches of rain in middle-of-the-night thunderstorms last week, roads flooded and power went out. At the Boone County Fair, though, an irrigation lake for the ball fields by the fairgrounds dumped runoff straight into the carnival area, turning it into a marsh of mud and puddles. The rides were closed that evening.
Ball fields by the fairgrounds still a challenge after rainfall
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