Monday, January 25, 2016
Little Colorado River
This is the Little Colorado River in the northeast part of Arizona. This river begins in the White Mountains and runs north and west until it joins the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. My Great-grandparents settled along this river in the late 1800s. At that time, this was almost their only supply of water. They had to put the water in barrels and let the red mud settle out until top portion of the water was drinkable. Normally, the stream is almost dry. In this image, there is a "flood" or there is actually water running down the river. When there is water it is called a flood since the river is usually almost dry. You can see how desolate the land is in this area. It is typical for this part of the country. By the way, the wind blows about 360 days a year.