I walked over to the park today, expecting to see the pond well over it’s banks thanks to the recent warm weather. Since several creeks in the city were supposed to be hitting levels high enough to reach bridges over them, I was surprised to find the pond at it’s normal level, the sidewalk around it was completely dry.
I don’t know for sure, but one possibility is that this creek gets it’s water from lower elevations, which would have melted a lot sooner. I know that the creek they were talking about on the news was from one of the Cottonwood Canyons, where 4 ski resorts reside, meaning that it gets it’s water from some of the higher elevations.
Or maybe it’s just because all those seagulls have been extremely thirsty the last couple of days?