Saturday, June 30, 2007

Pedernales River

This is a small dam on the Pedernales River right across from the LBJ ranch house. With all the flooding in central Texas this past week the Pedernales has escaped most of it. The river is running strong, but not flooding. Nonetheless, standing on the little spillway in the foreground the mirror calmness of the river behind the dam revealed it's true force as it came over onto the spillway. You could feel the concrete vibrating. And that was little more than two inches of water falling maybe five feet. It's hard to image the power of the water coming through the floodgates on the Colorado right now.
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