Corridor Plan

Last Friday the Rivanna River Basin Commission held a conference for Community leaders, local government officials, developers, builders, financial investors, conservation and environmental organization personnel, and the public-at-large.
The idea is to educate and encourage the leadership and the electorate so we pursue
‚ÄúDevelop(ing) a Corridor Plan to guide decision making related to preservation and use of the Rivanna River.”

From the county side:
Three of the Supervisors were on hand (A.Mallek, L. Palmer, N. Dill) + one planning commissioner (T. Keller)
From the City side
no Councilors or Planning Commissioners.
Disappointing!

Second phase of drafting Rivanna River Corridor Plan begins–Charlottesville Tomorrow–Emily Hays

red clay

Circus grounds
We had heavy rain in the Rivanna watershed May30-31. I’d like to time travel, see such a rain event when the Monacan People were in charge of land-use locally. Would the river rise to the same degree? Would it carry the same sediment load?
Charlottesville has a 4.2 mile waterfront but it is not easy to access. The one official access point in the City limits, Riverview Park, was closed this morning around 8:00AM.
Riverview Park, photo before closure by Robin Hanes

Associated water bodies back up as well, this is Moores Creek next to the Charlottesville Woolen Mill.

Cosners
A river in flood is possessed with a lot of energy. Be careful out there!

Housedog, Waterdog?

Thinking about venturing out.
Thinking about venturing out.
Tilly, puddle
How does a house dog become Waterdog?
shoreline Town Creek
Investigating this thing called water.
Yes or no?
Yes or no?
Knee deep.
Knee deep.
tug
Stress relief. Learning about water, panel vans, fire engines, front end loaders, bicycles, live musicians, meetings, strollers, babies, trains uniforms. Sometime the little dog lets off steam with a game of tug.