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Friday, July 23, 2010

Tempe Town Lake

Last night, Drew and I took a walk around our backyard of Tempe Town Lake -which after the dam break, now looks like Tempe Town Bog. Sadly, the lake, which contained almost a billion gallons of water, could lose about 75% of its water.

What happened??? Well, 10 years ago, there were these geniuses that decided to build a dam out of rubber. A dam that was to sit in the scorching 110+ weather of Arizona. I'm not a scientist, so I guess I can't say what's best for dam building, but rubber? In any case, one of the rubber bladders burst on the west end of the dam. It had apparently not had enough water to keep it submerged and wet, thus exposing it to our hot, dry air.

Anyway, here's what our lake looks like now. :(

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16ft of water, down to zero in some parts.
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Everyone was out to take a look at the lake and the dam.
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The water used to go all the way up to where that light's shining.
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Oh well. On a more positive note, Walk-in Wednesdays were happening at Tempe Center for the Arts. We love this weekly event where local artists come in and show off their talent. And yes, there's a LOT of talented people living right here in our community!
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Check out the events at TCA & stop by one day!
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And I have to end with a solo photo of this chair bathed in spotlight. Love it.
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