The green grass, food trucks and Ferris wheel that greeted Junkstock vendors Friday was a stark contrast to the scene at Sycamore Farms after record flooding in late March.

At the edges of the property, junkers at the festival can still see debris carried in by the Elkhorn River, and sand remains buried beneath gravel and grass.

Farm owner and Junkstock founder Sara Alexander and her family were evacuated by boat during the flood. In the 100 years the 130-acre farm has sat at 1150 River Road Drive in Waterloo, the river had never crossed the road.

The damage forced Junkstock’s spring event to relocate to the Sarpy County Fairgrounds.

Alexander hoped to have the property cleared in time for the June Junkstock this weekend.

Spokeswoman and Junkstock founding member Danelle Schlegelmilch said 3 or 4 feet of water covered the entire farm, leading to an animal rescue and a donkey’s death.

The biggest cleanup challenge was what the river left behind.

After the water receded, tons of sand remained.

“It was quite literally tons,” Schlegelmilch said. “I have never seen anything like it. It was almost like we were on dunes by a beach.”

A cleanup crew pushed the sand across the road toward the Elkhorn River where it sits in massive piles.

“We could almost sell beachfront property,” Schlegelmilch said.