A couple more weekend reflections.
Or maybe there was some snow and we just got lucky in avoiding it. This morning I learned that southern New Mexico seems to have gotten enough snow last night for the Interstate to have been closed in some places.
We have so many projects, on and off the water, that photography has suffered. But, we took some snaps of our latest project and should have them posted before long.
The Rio Grande Sailing Club "Foghorn" newsletter is just about ready to go, so let me know if you'd like a copy. And, we're taking the first steps to organize an Etchells racing fleet in the southwestern and Rocky Mountain region. On a more humble note, we just got in some boat parts so we can refurbish a spinnaker pole and make a mount for it on our boom. Last night we also used our Expedition to transport some jibs and a spinnaker from El Paso to Truth or Consequences.
Minor note: Despite having a perfectly good middle-American accent, one of the waitresses at the coffeeshop where we stopped last night in Socorro was originally British, passing her childhood in the south near Portsmouth. I mentioned to her that Carol Anne had spent a year in south Oxfordshire and that we knew of a couple of boats in Portsmouth Harbour. The waitress indeed had visited HMS Victory and HMS Warrior, but she, having lived in Gosport, was much more familiar with another vessel: the Gosport ferry.
Lake Level Stuff:
Elephant Butte Lake, Monday, January 22, 2007, 12 noon:
4,343.04 feet above benchmark, 545,059 acre feet.
up .14' (1.7 inches) and 1,896 a.f. in 24 hours.
up .34' (4.1 inches) and 4,589 a.f. in 71 hours.
210 cubic foot per second flow at San Acacia
8 cfs outflow at the dam
Heron Lake, 10 a.m. Monday 1/22/2007:
7138.55', 174,896 a.f., down -.11' (1.3 inches) and 400 a.f. in 24 hours, down -.29' (3.5 inches) and 1,051 a.f. in 71 hours. Average depth in the marina cove is 13 feet.
Navajo Lake: 6,074.89', 1,544,462 a.f., up .04', 561 a.f. in 71 hours.
Abiquiu Lake: 6,214.85', 163,802 a.f., up .24' and 904 a.f. in 71 hours.
Cochiti Lake: 5,341.26', 50,676 a.f., up .69', 848 a.f. in 71 hours.
Santa Rosa Lake: 4,741.62', 85,231 a.f., up 3.49[ and 11,262 a.f. in 71hours.
Sumner Lake: 4,258.11', 31,003 a.f., up .20' and 443 a.f. in 71 hours.
Brantley Lake: 3,247.51', 20,749 a.f., up .25' and 488 a.f. in 71 hours
Conchas LAke: 4,177.18', 145,823 a.f., up .05' and 254 a.f. in 71 hours.