January 9, 2012

Hide and Seek

During one of our dry weather screening walks the other day, my partner in crime Jessica and I came across something we'd never seen before - a manhole underwater.  Fascinated as we were we took a few moments to take a few pictures.

Yup.  That's a sewer cover.
This gives you an idea of how deep it was.
Baffled by what could have caused this we presented our findings to the engineering department.  This morning I got to go out and show them where the manhole was.  They did some investigative work to find that beavers had clogged up the drainage to this part of the creek.  They used some heavy machinery to clear it out so now the sewer is high and dry!  Cool!

Soon this area will look less like a swamp and more like a meandering creek.

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