Saturday, July 31, 2010

When it rains in the desert...

Yes, it really does rain in the Arizona deserts, in the summer and winter, and the summer rain pattern is called the Monsoon. When these rains finally come, and they were a bit late this year, the dry riverbeds fill with very powerful flowing water. Here are some photos of the Santa Cruz River, usually only a few feet wide and inches deep with treated water from the facility a little bit downstream. This past morning I took a walk on a paved walkway on the riverbank on my way home from work, and this is what I saw.

The ducks are a bit of a bonus, though they are frequently swimming around.

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