Water in the Desert


Originally uploaded by heinemanfleck.

Another sight from Saturday’s bike ride: This is the Jones arroyo (and by “arroyo,” I mean “concrete channel”) that Coco wrote about last week. If you click through to the big version of the picture, you can see where they whacked out the bridge’s concrete sidewalls to let the water through during a big rain storm Aug. 6. Coco suggests some, uhh, engineering issues upstream are to blame for the sand that clogged things up.

Miguel and I rode up into the neighborhoods being built upstream, in the northwest Corrales sand hills. Tons of erosion problems.


  1. Kevin –

    They apparently whacked the concrete out the next day, expecting more rain. The normal recurrence interval (100 years) is not randomly distributed, apparently. 🙂

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