Our drainage is really very good, so this portrays just how heavy the rains were a couple of weeks ago. During a period of just about 10-15 minutes, our street became a river. It’s a little difficult to see in this image, but the entire roadway is underwater and it’s several inches deep down at the drains on the corner.
This is quite a rare specimen, but it’s growing wild at Draper Lake. It’s possible someone planted this for whatever reason, but the location is simply alongside the bikeway near a model aircraft runway. The only reason it grew is because the spot is just perfect for it, with some shade and good soil that doesn’t flood.
This shows the northwest corner of the Draper Lake bikeway. After two years of lying fallow, the crews have finally restarted the work. With a couple of gaps for areas that need more work, the first layer of asphalt runs almost all the way across the northern end of the park.
And even more significant, the crews have finally got back to work on the creek crossing below the dam. This shot was taken last week showing actual work on the spot. They will be using two very long conduits to handle the seasonal creek flows, and apparently the bikeway will cross at an angle, necessitating the long piping.
Just a side note: With the heavy rains, Draper offers both blackberries and sand plums ripening in areas where I had not seen any fruit at all in previous years. Yum!