Six or seven weeks ago, a new stream began meandering down Thunderbird Road in the Trappers Crossing subdivision courtesy of the Lake Durango water system. After 30 or 40 yards, it reaches a culvert, goes under the road and creates a new wetland.
The stream and marsh present opportunities for expanded Coast Guard wetlands regulation; a summer science project, measuring the cubic feet per second flow for a middle school student and water-rights appropriation and litigation with respect thereto; action on the part of the Lake Durango Water Authority; Trout Unlimited stocking (reversing the normal catch and release order); a Herald editorial on conservation; letters to the editor on the relevance or nonrelevance of the human hand in global warming; or a new issue for those who enjoy demonstrating for and against something.
The spirit of the Southwest dictates the seizing of at least some of these opportunities.
Rory Mullett, Hesperus