Friday, August 16, 2013
Weekend Reflections - The River Runs Full
We've had a lot of rain in Oklahoma lately, that coupled with rain in Kansas in the Arkansas River's drainage area has led the Corp of Engineers to increase the flow tremendously in the river downstream of Keystone Dam. The river is now running bank full and is running very fast and carrying trees and debris with it.
A few years ago during a drought I walked clear across the river bottom (it has a rock bottom) to within 30 feet of the other bank. I wouldn't get near the water now. A few weeks ago three young men drowned near where I took this photograph.