Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A Dramatic Canyon

The contrast between this Canadian canyon and those in my own desert Southwest of the United States is so great that it is hard to imagine they are on the same planet. The obvious difference is the amount of rainfall and the average annual temperatures. In the Phoenix, Arizona area, where I lived most of my life, the average rainfall is about 8 inches a year. Here on Vancouver Island the average rainfall is between 260 inches on the west coast to some areas in Saanich Penninsula with 25 inches a year. This compares to the annual average in Provo, Utah where I now live of about 20 inches a year. Hence, the contrast.

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