Thirsty Thursday’s C is for Coney and Colorado

Howdy from Colorado!Coney the Pine Squirrel

I’m Coney the Pine Squirrel, The Squirrel Nutwork’s  Colorado Field Correspondent.

Ol’ Wally has let me have his water column during this alphabet challenge to give you folks an update on my home in Jamestown Colorado. Back in September a flood damaged much of this mountain town in the Front Range. If you’d like to read my report from back then, start back at September 15th and read the blog. Some of my best photos are October 5 and October 10th.

These days the creeks are getting a rebuild.

James Creek, Jamestown, CO

Flood debris like tree trunks have been removed (so it doesn’t damn up the creek again), some portions of the stream beds returned to their previous channels around human homes, and giant boulders are being dredged from the creek and brought in to armor the banks. A lot of snow has fallen in the mountains this winter. The humans, and us wildlife, are afraid the spring run-off will be high and bad for the damaged flooded land.

Rock Armoring on James Creek, Jamestown Colorado

It looks a lot different. The creek is deeper. Wider. It’s harder to get down to the water over the boulders. But they worked real hard to save our trees and keep the water out of the woods and human homes. Hopefully I can make another report when the work is done. They still have a lot of rock out there to put places.

Thanks for letting me share with you on C day!


A note from Nutmeg:

C is also for Challenge, as in the Blogging A to Z Challenge. If you haven’t hopped over to the A to Z website to see all the great blogs listed, here’s your link to do it: A to Z. We are number 1951, registered March 31. We kind of procrastinated in signing up, but so did many other bloggers. That ‘SC’ after our name means we’re a science blog. if you’d like to read more science blogs, look for more labelled SC, and have fun visiting!


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