Thursday, April 25, 2013

Power of Water

Last week at this time Indian Creek was on the rise. Inflatable dams were deployed in the neighborhood to ward off waters from the creek. As fast as it rose, the creek came back within its banks in a few days and now is tranquil.

After each flood episode it is always interesting to see the aftermath. This time the creek pushed tons of pebbles and sand out of the bed onto the surrounding plain and downstream. The creek's water pressure wanted to create a new channel. With each event like this, the surrounding park takes time to recover with new plant growth. Who knows what seeds were washed to this location? We will see in a few weeks as temperatures warm.

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