I wonder if we realize how much lines affect our lives. We follow lines, reach the end of the line, avoid crossing the line, line-up, go to the end of the line, avoid crossing the yellow line and keep within the lines.
I perhaps could have been a little more creative with this week's prompt except for the fact that my laptop died last week and I have spent hours and hours (under-LINED, please note) setting up Windows 8 and Microsoft 10 on my new one. Why do these people have to keep 'improving' their products?!!! Windows 8 is a pain!!!
Now that I can at least find my photos and they are in some semblance of order I can actually meet the dead-LINE for FMTSO -- this, after five or six hours a day for a week! UGH!
So my first LINE photo is to show the importance of lines up at Lake Powell, which is so large that it actually spans two states -- Utah and Arizona. Even so it dramatically impacts Southern California where I live. I took these photos a year ago and things are no better today, probably worse.
These photos illustrate the problem. It is the low water level in Lake Powell, a major water reservoir on the Colorado River. It is about 12 feet below what it should be. This affects my town because much of our water comes from the Colorado River which snakes its way down through the Grand Canyon and down to Yuma, Arizona. The water from the Colorado is then piped across the desert to feed the San Diego area. Our area is geographically a desert area with a rainfall of ten inches or less per year. I think it is now the third year in a row since we have had drought conditions. Fortunately, we also are fed by the rain and snowfalls from the mountains that is piped down to us from the Los Angeles area. Even so the whole of the west coast is now considered to be in drought conditions.
This third photo is a bonus. Not only can you see the water level deficit, but some wonderful erosion
lines that make this whole area so spectacular. If you're visiting the West, Lake Powell is a 'must see'.