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Sunday, August 15, 2010

When They Don't Bite on Anything Red

This little creek runs along highway 14 just outside of Cedar City Utah.  The water usually runs clear and cold.  There are many small waterfalls that flow into pools that look like a haven for Trout, but in these pictures this creek looks more like a Lahar due to a pleasant afternoon thunderstorm.  I drove along this road that would lead me to Duck Creek.  Clouds surrounded the mountains and it was easy to see that rain was falling somewhere.  The water in the creek began to rise and turn red.  I stopped to get a picture and watched as 8 to 10 foot sections of creek bank fell into the water and dissolved.  I don't know how anything living in this creek could have survived.  The water was so thick with mud that it stained the plants and sticks that it touched.  It sure would make it a tough day to be a fish.

6 comments:

  1. Ugly. I think that about says it all.

    Mark

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  2. Looks like a well shook up chocolate milkshake to me. Interesting to be there and get to visualize how quickly Mother Nature changes things up.

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  3. Reminds me of the red clay hills in Mississippi when it would come a gulley washer--that is one of the reason we left the state.

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  4. What a mess that is. Nature is resilient, I'm sure the natives will find a way. Thanks for sharing the pics.

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  5. Willy Wonkaville...man that is some thick stuff, look at the rocks along the shoreline...coated with it :/

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  6. uhhh... I'd stay outta there! =)

    The Average Joe Fisherman
    http://averagejoefisherman.blogspot.com/

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