Saturday, November 23, 2013

Where Did the Water Go?

As I showed in yesterday's blog post, our rains created several beautiful lakes in our resort. But this morning, this is what we saw.

Both of these areas where flooded yesterday.

I talked to one of our neighbors. He and his wife live here year-round. He had just checked his rain gauge and found we received more than 3 inches of rain from the storm. Then he explained where all those flood waters had gone. He had watched them drill deep drain holes in the retention areas over the summer, about 120 feet deep. So the mystery is solved.

Not all the holding areas were empty, however. If you look closely at the left side of this picture, you can see where the water has receded, but it hasn't all gone away.

John wanted me to show you that the garden railroad display came through the rain just fine.

All except this house. A tree must have fallen on it.

Hopefully, the weather will clear up and warm up soon. All the blogs I read are reporting cold weather and rain. We snowbirds came here for sunshine and heat, not this.  The silver lining will be when we see the desert blooming in the spring, I guess.


  1. I've recently come across your blog and have enjoyed your adventures. Great photos and stories! Thank you for taking the time and effort to share with everyone.

  2. Is this where you two are settling down? Which park in Mesa?

    1. For about 6 months a year, yes. Mesa is a good location and we like this resort. We are still traveling the rest of the year, but are retiring from volunteering.