Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Dear City of Des Moines: Perpetual Ice

There is a spot on the Bill Riley Trail where the ice never ends.  Just north of the railroad trestle a source of water covers the trail.  When the temperature drops below freezing it turns to ice.  This ice grows all winter long.  It is dangerous.

It has not been around all summer or autumn.  But a week ago as the weather turned chilly it returned.  Now it is a large sheet of ice.  I have no doubt in my mind that it will be here all winter long.

It is like that at this time of year a pipe breaks.  Just be careful when using the trail.

This is what it was last weekend before the freeze

And this is the smaller section closer to the rail bridge.

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