Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Rillito is Running

Today is the second day of unrelenting rain and darkness in the desert.  The snowbirds are getting cranky.  We went out this afternoon to see if the washes are running.  Why yes, yes they are.
This is the Tanque Verde wash.  This water crosses a low lying area of the Tanque Verde Loop Road.  Neighborhoods have been torn asunder by the force of the water. 

After leaving the Tanque Verde wash we decided to see what the Rillito River is doing.  We saw much more cloudiness and gloom on the way.

The Rillito is also running.  It's not bank to bank, but it's fairly impressive.

 Here is a video of the Rillito. 

It used to be that when one imbedded a youtube, there would be a picture of the video in the box.  Now it's just that "f".  Why is that?  Who thought this would be an improvement?
Other than complaining about the rain, this is all I have to offer.


  1. Wow....interesting to see a wash being washed!! That's a lot of water. I think I drove through most of it yesterday. ;-)

  2. It finally stopped raining yesterday afternoon, now this morning we have as much fog as we used to get in Florida. What's with this weather?

  3. I would so love to see washes actually running! Thanks for letting me live vicariously through you!

  4. Wow, what a change from when we arrived in Tucson last Feb. 1 -- the washes were totally dry, and we only had a smattering of rain a couple of nights. BTW, for me, the video did show in the box (along with the arrow to start it), so it's likely that only the person creating the blog sees what you are seeing. Annoying, right? But good to know it's still working. Hope the rain stops for you soon!