Saturday, February 27, 2010

In Which More Desert Rivers Run

A stretch of wetlands near the job site I worked in 2009, this represents what our local rivers would have looked like 100 years ago, before attempts to contain them.

And here are images of that same river from my post the other day, but from 2007, when we had a hundred-year flood. Both photos were taken from nearly the same spot. When normally dry riverbeds flood, their power is awesome in the truest sense of that word. Nature's raw energy makes one feel very small and insignificant.

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