The weather here has finally returned to normal, which is, bright blue skies with a few poofy clouds and mid-seventies for a high. That's the way southern New Mexico is supposed to be.
I went to Walmart this morning and bought some groceries which became my big accomplishment for the day. After I left Walmart I drove over to the Pecos River flume. What you may ask is the Pecos River flume ? And that's exactly what was in my mind when I drove over to the flume to see what was going on.
A very brief history of the flume goes like this. It was built in the late eighteen hundreds as part of an irrigation plan and it was made out of wood. But in 1902 the Pecos River flooded and wiped out the wooden structure. I'll bet that was the same Pecos River flood that wiped out old Fort Sumner and the graveyard where Billy the Kid is buried, I don't know that for sure but it does make sense.
In 1903 they built a new flume out of concrete and for a little while it became the largest concrete structure in the world. And because of the flume the Pecos River became famous according to "Ripley's believe it or not "as the only river in the world that crosses itself.... Wow! who knew? And I learned all that just coming back from Walmart.
The famous Pecos River flume.Carlsbad New Mexico
The Pecos River is kind of low and is not even flowing through the flume