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.
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...
...it 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!
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