Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sepia Scenes - The River is Low

Tulsa is built on a bend in the Arkansas River.  When the river is low it looks more like the Arkansas Sandbar.

A low water dam near 21st Street keeps the river filled from bank to bank above that point.  Here just below the 51St Street (I-44) bridge it dwindles according to the amount of rainfall upstream.  There are plans to build two more low water dams near 51st and 71st Streets which will allow a more consistent water level in the river.


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7 comments:

kaye said... [Reply to comment]

interesting shot, and information.

Leslie said... [Reply to comment]

Love all your beautiful shots of Oklahoma. My son was hoping to play ball there.

thanks for sharing

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Annie said... [Reply to comment]

oh my. time for the cleanup crews to come through. what a good activity that would be for earth day.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

That's really low. I was able to walk almost all the way across from the east bank to the west bank a few hundred yards below the pedestrian bridge a few years ago. Keystone dam was completely blocked off.
The floor of the river was like a smooth concrete pavement. Like a shale or something.

Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

C'est aussi le signe qu'il ne pleut pas trop, non ?
Bisous à Susan, vous et caresses à Smokey.
je suis très occupée avec mes petites-filles en vacances. Sorry.
Kisses.

Sherrie said... [Reply to comment]

Hi!
WOW! It looks really eerie with not water in the river. Great shot. Have a great day!

Sherrie
A View of My Life

Joan Elizabeth said... [Reply to comment]

This looks like so many of the lakes around here due to the drought ... though most of them have got a bit of a drink over the past few months.