30 November 2012

Reservoir Report

The subject of the reservoir and its state crops up in this blog periodically. When we were riding out there in the early spring, I was whining about how low it was. Amid the good rainy season of this summer, I was publishing photos of flowers and watching the water rise. Yesterday, I drove out to check on the reservoir close up.

There was sufficient water to float the pelicans . . .

. . . but there is not as much water in the reservoir as I wish there were. These birds were sunning themselves atop some old Spanish ruins that sit on the floor of the reservoir. This soon after the rainy season those ruins should be completely submerged. The increasing demands of agricultural irrigation on the reservoir simply do not allow it to fill completely anymore even in a good rainy season.

Still, one must be thankful for what one has. The waterfowl were frolicking.

Here we are looking up one of the small channels that feeds the reservoir.

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