July 27, 2013

Wordless Water Hound Explained

Hey Everyone!
Wow, I had a ton of great comments for my Wordless Wednesday Water Hound post the other day!  That was where I posted pix of me in my new Radisson canoe.    I have lots of wonderful water in my territory and I love to get out in it.   Oh, BOL to those of you who asked if I'm in the Coast Guard!    BWAR HAR HAR that's too funny and I'd love to be fur real.  But, alas, I'm just a regular pooch who loves water sports.

So, here's the deal about the water.   

This is the beginning of the story.   I have a creek in my territory!   It's so nice to float down, and swim in, and fish in.   It has lots of fish including several pawesome species of trout.
 Isn't the creek beautiful?    Lots of wildlife here.

The creek flows down stream through my territory and ends up going under this neat bridge.  Would you believe that every Spring we get enough heavy rain that this bridge is totally and completely under water?   TRUE TRUE TRUE   You can't even see the bridge at all.    
After the creek goes past the bridge...
it widens out further and further and then... flows into the Lake in my territory!   Yes, I have a lake too.   Isn't it gorgeous?

 This is me and my Dad going for a little wading at the marina and boat launch for my Lake.


We're not done yet!    Next, the lake ends at a Dam.   It's a whopper and it controls the water.  The U.S. Corps of Engineers makes sure that the right amount of water is allowed out of the lake.   It comes out here...

Wow, look at that fast-running current!   It can be dangerous too right here at the opening.

This is called the Outflow.   It is the water that flows-out from the dam.
Right past that danger sign, the water continues on its path.   It's on a journey fur sure!
This outflow of water runs for about 1.75 miles on through my territory. 
My Wordless Wednesday post was me and my peeps in my new canoe halfway down this outflow.  It's a little slower moving here and safe for canoodling and some swimming.  But it is still moving!

My canoe trip in the outflow.

The water continues from the outflow and runs right into a River!    Yes, I even have a river right here in my territory.    This is where the outflow joins the Allegheny River.
The red arrows are the Outflow coming down to meet the yellow arrows which show the Allegheny River.

And the river flows right past the ginormous hill where I live.   This is what it looks like from the end of my road.

WHAT A VIEW!    Isn't that beautiful?   
We get to see this every time we leave our hill or return to our hill.

Here it is in the heavy morning fog.   The Allegheny River is right down there continuing to move water on until it joins with the Monongahela River and forms the Ohio River in downtown Pittsburgh.   That's about 150 miles away from here though.

So, that's the whole story of the water in my territory.   Creek flows into lake, lake ends at the dam, dam lets water through and becomes the outflow, outflow runs into the river.   Cool huh?!?  And it's all very fun for boating, fishing, swimming and stick fetching.  BOL  I'm such a lucky water hound.

Do you have water in your territory?
Grr and a Soggy Woof,
Sarge, Water Dog


Anonymous said...

Wow, Sarge that sure is some beautiful territory. We have a lake nearby, but Chalrey doesn't go in it...ever. Nothing like what you've got!

GOOSE said...

Sarge I have to say you are a blessed pup. That is beautiful. What wonderful and beautiful water ways. Yep I have all kinds of creeks, rivers, ponds and lakes. Isn't life grand.

Unknown said...

Gosh Sarge you are lucky indeed. What lovely views. We could so be there. Enjoy it. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Brad said...

Beautiful photos! My favorite is the deer at the top.

Cowspotdog said...

Now that is one beautiful place you live lucky are you to have all that in YOUR territory.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

That is a lot of water to patrol. You did a great job. We have a lake in our territory. We aren't getting to visit it as much as we would like cause Phod who loves it the best is on leg rest 2013. Enjoy your canoe! Lee and Phod

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Thats a lot of water. Is it called Sarges Lake?

Ranger said...

Wow…. dat is bewtiful. I live by the Cape Fear River dat flows into the Atlantic Ocean. The Coast Guard cutter parks in our town (Wilmington, NC). It is their base (when they are not out catching drug runners in coastal waters. It has some BIG guns on it. Really cool. You'd like it.
Have a good weekend.

Anonymous said...

Your creek is wonderful - and I love your territory very much. We have some small rivers and the ocan in the neighborhood - but I'm not really the beach boy, only when we have ebb tide.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

BaaaaWahhhhh your "HILL" is a MOUNTAIN. We love all the pictures today.
AND you are not just Yankin our Walkin strings about how deep the Creek gets... WE have SEEN IT OVER the BRIDGE... and we could only see the TIP TOP of the Metal Pawt of the bridge. AND there were LOGS on the TOP.. Just sayin.

Anonymous said...

I love your home! We have lots of water, but it's in the sky and it keeps falling down on us!

Snouts in the City said...

Hi Sarge! Popping over to say hi - love your blog! Molly the Wally referred us. :) Look forward to following your adventures. Cheers, Charlotte the Clumber & your pals at

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Wow Sarge, that's really cool. I think that the river might be too much for me to swim in but it sure was beautiful. Thanks for the tour.

My Mind's Eye said...

OMDs Sarge your territory is absolutely beautiful. Mom and Dad would love to live where they could see mountains.
The mom has been AFK she just returned.
hugs madi your BFFF

Lovable Lily said...

Oh Sarge, the beauty that surrounds you is AMAZING! And to see that view every time you leave or arrive at your Hill is incredible. We can totally see why you are a water lover.

Lily Belle & Muffin

p.s. We live right by the historic Erie Canal and we get to swim in it and many times we sit there and watch the paddle boats go by. It's pretty cool.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

You lucky lucky Sarge!!! Beautiful.........
Thanks so much for the trip down your water way!! Lucky dog you!!

Matilda the Boxer said...

WOW! That's a LOT of water! You're a lucky pup.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

You are soooo lucky. Our river isn't as wide or beautiful, but people canoe on it, too. Our water comes from a dam, but we've never been there....yet.

That's such a beautiful view.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Sarge, wowza and OMD you live in a great place. We loved all your photos. We have a creek too at the bottom of our paddock. It is about six feel across and is dry in summer and runs in winter. Compared to your creek ours looks like a dribble haha. Thanks for sharing your neck of the woods. It's fabaroony! NO worries, and love, Stella and Rory
P.S. We have water in the bath tub too butt we don't like it!

Ruby said...

Ahhh, I'm dreamin' of your hill Sarge.....
That is truly a most beautiful place to see each and every day!
Oh, boys, water....well, we have some creeks that years ago were concreted for flood control, so no fun wading in them, just too dangerous. (on the up floodin'!)
We do have a cool reservoir a ways from here, butts Ma has never taken me there (pfffffft!!)
Oh, and we do have a cool lake a couple of cities over, butts no doggies are allowed either.
Come to thinks of it, I have NO FUNS!!! Can I come live with you????
Ruby ♥

rottrover said...

WOWZERS, Sarge!! You sure do have water in your territory. We are über jelly!! Take some shimmies fur us, please!!

Bart, Ruby and Otto

sprinkles said...

Wow, you are one lucky pup! We've never lived near any kind of water like that! Thanks for sharing pix of your beautiful property.

Sage said...

Did you know my Mom lived near the headwaters of the Allegheny when she was little? Such a pretty place.

But you asked if I have water in my territory? Boy, do I ever! There's the Sandy River and the Willamette River that both flow into the Columbia River that flows into the Pacific Ocean (about 90 miles away). And, of course, there's always loads of mud-puddles in the winter. :) I'm in water heaven too.

Millie and Walter said...

You sure live in a pretty place Sarge. How fun to have all that water around you too.

Millie & Walter

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

I live near a river, but the peeps have never taken me to see it...

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello sarge its dennis the vizsla dog hay it shoor is byootiful up yore way!!! dada sez it mayks him miss the mithikal land of the eest koast!!! as for water owt heer wel we do not hav all that mutch on land but we hav got an entire oshun a fyoo miles away!!! ha ha ok bye