Bimini Slough Ecology Park in Heavy Rain
December 6, 2010 § 5 Comments
Last night’s rain reminded me to share these pictures of the Bimini Slough Ecology Park at high-water flow. This park is one of my favorite local creek park projects; basically a block of street was unpaved to create a small park where rainwater runoff water flows through a creek bed. For lots more detail on the Bimini Slough Ecology Park, read this earlier article.
The photos were taken by the Bresee Foundation‘s Seth Ecklund – during a heavy rainstorm in early 2010.
This is what the park looks like on a dry day:
This is Seth’s high-water photo of more-or-less the same view:
One more high-water photo:
It’s impressive that this park, which drains a relatively small watershed area (about 4 blocks – totalling approximately half a square mile I’d guess), can end up with 3-4-feet deep water in a big storm. In most storms, though, including last night, the water appears more like 3-4 inches deep, or less.
Be careful out there during heavy rains! And thanks for the photos, Seth.