Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Monsoons Arrive

My late dad used to say, “We have flood control. When it rains, the flood is in control.” Over the years, Las Vegas has done its best to build enough detention basins and drainage channels to stop flash flooding. It’s a commendable effort, but anyone who thinks we can completely tame a good desert monsoon hasn’t lived here very long.

Pictures, top to bottom:
The Peccole River, which in its other life is the Peccole Ranch greenbelt walking path; Gowan detention basin; flooded soccer field/detention basin. Click to enlarge.

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