Here is a photo down Indian Bend Wash following our day of rain a week ago Saturday. The wash did exactly what it is supposed to do. It provided a place for the rain runoff to go, safely, without flooding any buildings. By the next day, the water was gone.
During the rest of the year when Indian Bend Wash does not hold rain runoff for a day or two, the wash is a series of parks that are not damaged by the flooding.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers originally wanted to build a big concrete ditch through Scottsdale, similar to the ones in L.A. that you sometimes see in movie chase scenes, but Scottsdale had the wisdom to refuse and to insist on a greenbelt instead.
This week we have posted photos of everyday life and the wildlife of Tanzania on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.