Low Exposure

 Drought like conditions in the summer mean low water levels this fall. Usually beneath the water of the bay at Valley Inn Road bridge, the extensive mud flats are exposed, which, with a canoeist's eye, reveals the natural deeper channel where Grindstone Creek empties into the Bay.

The Royal Botanical Gardens have capitalized on the low water levels by planting native water plants in some areas, and they have also recorded the withdrawal of Carp from Cootes Paradise, both positive developments from an otherwise bad (drought) situation.
The City of Hamilton has installed a new sign at the York Blvd end of the Valley Inn Road/Trail. The former roadway was closed to cars a few years ago. More on the improvements at Valley Inn for a later post.