12 March 2010

A River Runs Through It -- With Water!

Here is something you don't see every day -- or even every year: water actually running in the Salt River, which winds its way around the Phoenix metroplex.

Ever since its source of water was dammed in 1911, water rarely is seen in the Salt River. However, we have had a much higher than usual amount of rain this year (due to the El Nino). The lakes and dams that hold our water supply are full, and so water is being allowed to run freely down the river. It's a rare sight and pretty impressive. (You can see downtown Phoenix to the left of this photograph we took this afternoon.)

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