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T. Knight | profile | all galleries >> Boyce Thompson Arboretum Galleries by Year >> Boyce Thompson Arboretum 2006 >> Boyce Thompson Arboretum 2.13 inches of rain on July 27, 2006 tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Boyce Thompson Arboretum 2.13 inches of rain on July 27, 2006

During the daylight hours of the morning of July 27, 2006 the Arboretum received 2.13 inches of rain. Because of the Peachville Fire that burned the headwaters region of Silver King Wash last year there was a quick accumulation of Ashy-smelling, blackish-gray, silt-filled runoff in Silver King Wash. The Peachville Fire also burned in the headwaters region of Queen Creek and it rapidly filled with fast moving water, but didn't raise to the water level it reached last year in February. Back in the canyon, east of the suspension bridge, runoff from the rocky hillside washed out the main trail on the very west end of the catwalk where Arboretum Staff had been working on making a footing for a wall to repair damage done by the flood last year in February.
8:10 am. Silver King Wash is Really High SE corner of the Chihuahuan terraces is almost underwater Raging water Silver King is close to the banks
Silver King Roaring under the White Bridge BTA Staff Looking Over the Bridge Silver King. View North from White Bridge View of Queen Creek from Demonstration Garden
SIlver King Crossing Silver King Crossing Thick Mud Covering the Main Trail at the East side of Silver King Crossing Silver King Crossing
Damage to the Main Trail at West Side of Catwalk Damage to the Main Trail at West Side of Catwalk Looking East From the High Trail Looknig Toward the Picnic Area From the High Trail
BTA Staff Checking the Condition of the High Trail Looking Toward the Picnic Area Steps Down to the High Trail High Trail Steps are Flooded Wet Vulture
View from the Suspension Bridge Damage to the Main Trail Thick Mud Deposited at the East Side of Silver King Crossing  Sediment Filled Water. Silver King
Silver King, With King's Crown Peak in the Distance. 10:13 am. Silver King. The Water Has Receded. Muddy Water of Silver KIng 11:58 am. Cleaning the Mud From Silver King Crossing
After 1.23 More inches of Rain the Night of July 28, the Main Trail Was Damaged Even More On Monday July 31, BTA Staff did a great job fixing up the washed-out part of the main trail by the catwalk On July 31, BTA Staff also repaired the wall holding the bank.