Thursday, April 1, 2010

Winter is almost over

Yesterday I went to the boat ramp at the mouth of the Guyandotte River here in Huntington. There was a boat coming down the Ohio River, and I wanted to see it. It was this one:

While I was  there, I noticed there was still about three inches of mud on the parking lot and the boat ramp, left by at least two bouts of high water in the past few weeks. Eventually, someone will come along and haul the mud off. Also, the ground that had been  underwater remains soft and muddy. Sooner or later, it will dry out.

Earlier today, I went to downtown Huntington to finish a chore that was necessary to apply for a job I'm interested in. I made a side trip to Harris Riverfront Park, and there I saw a guy with a shovel and a wheelbarrow scooping mud off some walkways down by the river.

The very lowest part of the park is still under a few inches of water.

When the river falls back to normal pool and the mud is off the concrete and asphalt, I will declare the winter of 2009-10 to be officially over and done with.

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