Monday, June 8, 2009

It's a wash



Here is a sunny shot of Pine Ridge which lies to the west of our house.  Last fall there was a major deluge that washed out parts of the Flume Trail.  Our neighbor is a hydrologist and an engineer.  This is "his" wash which runs under the road.  Because of his good planning the road remains.  Other neighbors were not as fortunate so further down their road washed out and filled their yards full of mud.  Ah the joys of flash flooding.......

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11 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Interesting, Loran. It's all in the planning, isn't it????? Guess those mountain snows have to go somewhere when the snow melts. I'd hate to have mud in my yard!!!!!

Thanks for such an interesting post today.
Hugs,
Betsy

Esther Garvi said...

Nature's water is a force to be reckoned with!

Beautiful image and I love to hear more about your world!

Janie said...

Glad you guys were saved from mud in your yard. That would have been a mess. We sure have been enjoying? an unusual amount of rain.

Guy D said...

Nature really is incredible when you think about it, great pic.

Have a fantastic week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

2sweetnsaxy said...

Though I've never actually seen a flash flood, going through the desert towards Vegas there are lots of signs warning to watch for them.

Ebie said...

How sad for those affected with the "mud slide". I am glad you were not.

Gaelyn said...

Gotta' watch out for the washes. Hope you didn't have a mud filled yard.

Babooshka said...

I cannot imagine living in such an arid but beautiful area. I am used to wet green.

Arija said...

The amazing force of water needs to be respected. It can change a landscape in a matter of hours.

Denise said...

Mother Nature can be a terrible force at times. Interesting post, thanks!

erin said...

enjoyed your post and photograph...and it does pay in the end to do a little bit of planning :)
have a lovely evening.