FLOOD WATCH 2013
"Actually the lack of sensationalism over the weather has been really nice." florida resident on vacation
As of last months issue Loreto had sustained some heavy localized rains throughout the area. Mainly over the area of San Javier and the San Thelmo watershed (The arroyo that runs through town). We had feared that Ranchos and habitations along the way to the mision in the mountains had been wiped out. Fortunately most missed the floods and landslides. Unfortunately the local cave paintings we visit on the way to the Mision were burried. Local authorities are talking about hauling the granite rocks away and restoring the site, but where those rocks came from there’s an entire mountain of them still to come down.
Here in town roads were fixed and finally we were finally able to drive from the main part of Loreto over to colonia Zaragoza. As you can see the lagoon now reaches all the way to the road!! For now the farmers market has been moved high and dry into the Miramar neighborhood. Local agencies are working to level the area out so that the farmers market can return to its original site.
It’s been a wonderful time to explore the mountains and see wildflowers, and vines in bloom. We’re still keeping an eye out for cactus fruits.
Since writing this article we were hit with another hurricane. Loreto recieved about 10 inches of water directly over the town. Now we have the honor of hosting a freshwater spring right outside our office doors. Soon the taxis will be transporting folks in Gondalas.