As you know, I like to walk along the trails in Berg Park here in Farmington…right along the Animas river. Just makes me feel good to get out in the sunshine and enjoy nature. Yesterday was a nice day so I made the trek down to the park.
I was about halfway through my walk when I discovered some activity in the Rocky Reach area of the river. This is the whitewater park. Seems that they had the river actually blocked off and diverted into the irrigation channels.
As I got a little closer I saw what they were doing.
ACK! My river! It’s dry!
This is a good time of year for the city to block the river, move some rocks, add some new boulders and clear out the dead trees and debris from flooding in years past.
It’s also a good time of year for me to go stand in the middle of the river..(where I of course have never been before)….and take pictures.
Had Petalz been with me she would have tried to carry all these rocks back to Oklahoma.
I did not try to carry any of the rocks anywhere.
A little further downstream the water feeds back into the river….to the delight of the ducks and geese. I can’t wait for spring to see the river in all it’s glory and if I can tell a difference in the whitewater park.