Flood Danger

On my way home today, I saw a bunch of construction equipment down on the Arkansas River Trail as I passed over the Union Street bridge.  My first thought, was that they had started construction on the new trailhead below 4th Street, so I wanted to go take a look.  No easy task as you can see from the photo (left).  When I got down there, I realized that the river flow had been cut back to nearly a trickle, so that the equipment could start working on the HUGE CRACK in the levee that protects Pueblo from floods.  OK, we have a few months before spring runoff starts, but just in case, I bring my life jacket every time I go out to the bar in the Union District in June.

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