Thursday the hiking ladies went up Box Elder Canyon to see the water diversion. It was a small group. They must have heard it was steep!
At the top of the path is a small diversion for Box Elder Creek.
When the gates are down the water is funneled down to the pressurized irrigation tank for the city of Alpine.
The gate was open, and the water was left to channel down the canyon. Before it reached our neighborhood it disappeared into the ground all together. Theoretically, it is seeping into our aquifer, providing the drinking water that is pumped out down in the city center.
I'm enjoying learning more about water management on a very small scale!