The trails where I most often run are part of a US Army Corps of Engineers flood control project, so occasionally the trails are under water. Usually that happens in the spring, though, and at this time of year the water is low, and the trails are dry and dusty. I think that the ducks are conspiring against us this year, and are somehow manipulating the water level to give themselves more territory (as good as any other theory I can think of 🙂 ).
This is the normal view from the parking lot, heading down toward the bailey bridge.
This is what it looks like now.
This is the bailey bridge, as seen from the dam looking upstream on a normal day.
Standing on the dam today and looking upstream all you can see is water. I’m guessing the bridge is under there somewhere.
When you stand on the dam, and look down, there are markings showing how much water is flowing through. Normal for this time of year is 2 to 4 feet.
Last fall the Corps of Engineers built a nice little bridge on a low section of trail.
This is what the bridge looked like after Superstorm Sandy.
You can’t get anywhere near the bridge now.
This is the railbed, looking north from the dam last summer.
This is the same spot now.
I don’t mind sharing with the ducks, but this is ridiculous!