Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The river is still green

I went up on the bridge today to look at algae, and it's still there. It's worst along the bank, but I saw several long strands out toward the middle of the channel, too. I waited for a while for a towboat to come stir the water up so I could get an idea how deep it was, but the river was pretty quiet today as far as traffic went.

It looks like the weather will continue to be warm and dry for the next few days, so we might see the river turn a bright green again.

Boat and bridges

Back in 1980, a towboat pilot asked me (rhetorically, I assume) why highway people always build bridges in river bends.

Because that's where the people and cars are?