Sunday, March 02, 2008

Heron Lake Marina, New Mexico, in snow and ice

Telephoto shot showing the work barge, shed, pavilion, and gangway extension at the Heron Lake marina. Snow has been shed from the roofs and the southwestern-facing slope above the marina is bare. However, the road to the marina was covered with about sixteen inches of snow and the blocked by a two-foot ridge of ice and snow from highway snowplowing. These pictures were taken on Saturday afternoon, March 1, 2008, several days after the most recent snowstorm.

Although this snow, when it melts, is destined to replenish the Rio Grande watershed and its water users, snowmelt water to the north is expected to do its bit to raise Heron's water level this summer to the highest it's been in several years.


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