Monday, March 16, 2009
Near our home flows the beautiful Platte River. This picture was taken last year right after heavy rains. As you can see by the photograph the river was flowing hard and was bank full. It later over-flowed its banks and flooded some low lying cropland. In the foreground where the green grass meets the river is a steep bank, approximately 30-40 feet straight down to the river (under normal water conditions), so it gives you some idea of the depth of the water. This river has always been one of my favorites. There are several Conservation Areas along its banks, one particular favorite is called Elrod Mill. The sandy beaches and normally low water conditions make it a great place to bird watch and take in some sunbathing.