i took these pictures on our way to koutiala. there was still water all over the place. this was after 4 days of no rain. the water going over the road there is still about 4 inches deep. i can't imagine the amount of water that runs off those clay tables. i would estimate 6.7 trillion gallons. =) i guess one good thing is that ladies have a lot shorter distance to walk to do their laundry. we saw some ladies basically sitting on their doorstep and doing their laundry when they would have walked over a mile. crazy stuff.