Monday, July 29, 2013

Photo: Rain runoff through McCormick Ranch Golf Course

The Indian Bend Wash flood control project runs the length of Scottsdale, with a greenbelt of parks, bike trails, and golf courses.  The Wash is dry except for a few days each year after a hard desert thunderstorm.

The McCormick Ranch Golf Course is just upstream from the horse statues that I showed the last two days.  This is a photo of rain runoff water streaming through the middle of the golf course just after the rain storm last Sunday.

Parts of our Valley of the Sun received as much as 2 inches of rain in less than one hour.  We receive only 7 inches or rain per hear, and the broad, flat Valley experiences water runoff problems for an hour or two after the sudden, intense sumer thunderstorms.  The green belt is such a better solution to flood control than the concrete ditches that they have in Los Angeles, which Scottsdale refused to allow in Scottsdale and used a greenbelt approach to flood control instead.

This week we are showing photos of Cabra Castle, a castle-hotel northwest of Dublin, Ireland, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

2 comments: said...

Maybe in other parts of the country rushing water through a golf course would not be a remarkable event, but in Arizona it is so unusual that it is camera-worthy.

Sharon said...

A much better solution than concrete canals.

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