Ute Reservoir Surrounded by Snow

Ute Reservoir Surrounded by Snow

Flying over the High Plains of eastern New Mexico in midwinter yielded one uncommon sight: a snowfield surrounding a large reservoir in semi-arid countryside.  I was amazed that Ute Reservoir still had as much water as it did.  As for the snow, not only did it make for a starkly beautiful highlighter for the little canyons and arroyos that drain into the lake, but with this area in a prolonged drought, every last drop of meltwater that soaked in would be most welcomed.

over Tucumcari NM (4 Jan 15) Looking NE

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