Sunday, November 27, 2011
Arizona is not all desert
This photo was taken just about 15 minutes from where I live in Arizona. Even the desert is full of surprises. This is the Gilbert Riparian Preserve and Water Ranch. It is used by the City of Gilbert to replenish their underground water supply. Waste water is treated and then pumped into these lakes to add water to the underground aquifer. As a result, this is a wildlife sanctuary right in the middle of town, surrounded by offices, homes and shopping centers. Right next door, overlooking the lakes is the Maricopa County Library. The Preserve has miles of trails, campgrounds and bird watching blinds.