Monday, March 14, 2011

Rome's Rivers

Above is the Oostanaula River lazily making its way through downtown Rome, Georgia. Lazily? Look again! See all the logs and debris traveling down the river? It is probably cleaning up the storm mess we had recently. Also notice how high the water is. See the trees standing in the water?
I don’t think this river is normally this wide.

We went to Rome, Georgia, this past weekend. Rome is an interesting-scenic Georgia town. It has three rivers that flow through the downtown area which also has seven big hills. The seven big hills are why it is named Rome, after Rome, Italy.

Below is the Coosa River. It is only a mile or so from the above Oostanaula River. It too is wider, I think, than it normally is. Again look at the trees standing in water. What kind of ducks are those?

Not pictured is the Etowah River. The Etowah is an interesting water way. It keeps the water basin full for Lake Allatoona, and there it is dam controlled so it will not flood Rome, about 20 miles away.

I don't know about the Etowah River in Rome but the other two have nice parks that over look the rivers where people are running and other fun activities. I would imagine in the old days instead of parks and the good life there were people fishing for catfish to survive.

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