A river runs through it

Gully-washer in the desert

It has been raining steadily for nearly two days now, and all the washes and dry river beds are full of water. The Whitewater river that runs through the valley is normally dry; today it had water in it causing all the streets that normally cross through it to be closed. Traffic was a nightmare.

Palm Canyon wash
Palm Canyon wash
Palm Canyon wash
Palm Canyon wash. Flowing under East Palm Canyon Drive (CA-111)
Taquitz Creek diversion
Taquitz Creek diversion.
Taquitz Creek diversion
Taquitz Creek diversion. Flowing under South Palm Canyon Drive
studly mountain goat riding in the rain
A most studly mountain goat. These painted mountain goats are all over town. Traffic was snarled impossibly at Ramon Road and Landau Blvd, and I noticed this chap riding in the rain in the next lane.