Tuesday, July 10, 2007

After the Flood

Kate and I took a leisurely stroll around Town Lake Sunday afternoon to watch the region's flood control system do its job. Owing to an unusually rainy June, our placid city lake has been transformed into a muddy torrent of filthy floodwater in recent weeks. Here's the view looking east from the pedestrian bridge under MoPac.

Parts of the Town Lake hike-and-bike trail were submerged. Viewed under a blanket of oppressive humidity, scenes like this one reminded me of the Texas/Louisiana border region.

The lake remained under a total boating ban, which doesn't bode well for Texas Rowing Center's summer business outlook. These swans swimming around the oar house didn't seem to mind, though. At least I think those are swans.

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