Arroyo Viejo emerges

Quietly, at the edge of the Coliseum station parking lot, Arroyo Viejo comes out of hiding from beneath Hegenberger Expressway. It runs under the walkway to the Coliseum and joins Lion Creek just short of the bay.

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Even in its coffinlike culvert, the stream wants to curve, laying a gravelly point bar on its left bank and trying in vain to erode the angle of the culvert’s course into a nice meander. Sorry, old creek.

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2 Responses to “Arroyo Viejo emerges”

  1. geodturner Says:

    Beautiful. Bittersweet, but very beautiful.

  2. Richard Sintchak Says:

    Wonderful post. Made me sad.

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