Water released from Lake Mead, through Hoover Dam’s turbines, travels downstream about 150 miles to Lake Havasu. There, massive pumps on the river’s left bank push the water up on the start of a 336 mile journey that ends in groundwater spreading basins west of Tucson. The Colorado River’s water then recharges an aquifer, where ...Continue reading ‘Why Lake Mead keeps dropping’ »
By Susan Cosier
A foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in 2001 forced British farmers to slaughter more than six million sheep, cattle, pigs, and goats. What caused the outbreak was never definitively determined, but scientists suspect a dust cloud transported the virus from the Sahara Desert in Africa to the British Isles. But because no one had tested the cloud and what it contained, there was no way to tell for sure if the disease had arrived with the dust.
This morning we left the dock around 7:15 AM, slightly later than usual to avoid any lingering fog. We were all thrilled to finally get back on the water, but encountering some of our favorite things made the day even more amazing.
Around 9:30 AM, we photographed our first right whale! Everywhere we looked, there were right whales. Typically when we hang in one area for a while, we start