Verde River Flood || March 2023
It remains safe to visit Origins B&B!
But the latest atmospheric river to pass over California has caused significant flooding in northern Arizona.
Our home lies well above the flood plain. But this morning, our riverfront property turned into river.
While not very pretty, it certainly is dramatic! Note the tall mesquite tree in the center of the photo, which lies in the middle of our field.
Same viewpoint, 3 days earlier (when the Verde River was ALREADY well beyond its normal 50-foot-wide banks). Compare the same mesquite tree in the center with the photo above.
A closer view, from the edge of our field:
Here is a panorama view:
Looking in the opposite direction, the Black Hills are still crowned in white! While our temperatures did not dip very low, it was still cold enough to snow near the crest of the mountains.