March 6, 2013

Ran/walked for 60 minutes again on JR Parkway

Today was a wonderful day. The temperature was in the mid 50s when my wife and I left to go to the Jordan River Parkway. Sunny sky but a 10-15 mph head wind when we started. The air was warm, and the headwind didn't make us seem cold. I ran for 60 minutes (3.2 miles) and my wife walked 2.5 miles. It's nice to have Spring back. There were quite a few people out enjoying the day.

The Jordan River is very low, compared to this time last year. This means that the powers-that-be aren't releasing any extra water from Utah Lake into the river. A weather report on the radio said our snow pack is 80% of normal, so we'll likely have a water shortage in the summer, unless we get a lot of snow up there before summer. Another factor is the temperature. If it gets warm too early, the snow in the mountain melts too fast and creates flood-like conditions in the rivers, and we still have a water shortage in the summer. The ideal conditions are a lot of snow in the mountains and a cool Spring.

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