Thursday, September 12, 2013

Flooding - September 11th, 2013

A Very Wet September Day

The whole summer of 2013 has been very wet but the last few days have been exceptional, people have measured as much as 6.5" of rain in that time, the average annual rainfall is 7".

Water ran down the road and into my drive early in the morning.
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I went to the park to get some waterfall pictures but discovered that the road was closed, however I was able to walk down to the place where the Fremont River had jumped its banks and flooded the road. The water was about 8" deep when I was there but the UDOT driver said it had been over 3 feet during the night.

© 2013, Fremont River Photography

© 2013, Fremont River Photography

©2013, Fremont River Photography

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sunset Over Bicknell Bottoms, March 30th 2013


Janet and I took a short drive to Bicknell in the evening to see if a couple of sand hill cranes we had seen (and heard)  flying over the house had returned to the same field as last year. They had, but they were too far away to get a worthwhile picture. Continuing on up the dirt road above Bicknell Bottoms we were treated to a magnificent glowing sunset against a background of dark blue storm clouds that had formed during the afternoon.

The setting sun lit up the very end of Boulder Mountain behind Bicknell Bottoms and in front of a dark storm to the northeast
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An illuminated fence post caught my eye.
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The Fremont River feeds the Bicknell Bottoms making many birds very happy in their refuge. 
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We came across this magnificent example of Pheasant glory next to the Bottoms.
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