Friday, September 09, 2016

If the Creek Runs Dry...

  Six Mile Creek, source of the City of Ithaca's water, is at record low levels these days, without much relief in sight.  Fortunately the water plant is being rebuilt and we're currently getting a fair amount of our water from another water plant that uses lake water, however, they are running at maximum output.  The reservoir hasn't been dredged since the dam was built in 1911 so it doesn't have the capacity it should; maybe this situation will impress upon the Army Corps of Engineers the need to get that done and stop vacillating about how they want it done.
  These are two pictures taken from the pedestrian bridge down the street from our house.  It's still deep enough to get in and cool off in this damn heat, but it's scary to see it this low.

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