Mississippi pools

Mississippi Bar is very large, and these days most of it consists mainly of heaps of dredger tailings, trees of various sizes, and plenty of dirt trails. The area closest to the intersection of Main and Sunset avenues was occupied by Teichart Aggregates for many years; when the company moved out, they did quite a bit of re-landscaping to mitigate the damage done by earlier dredging. The most obvious sign of Teichart’s former occupancy is an enormous broad, flat expanse (which, during the heat of summer I like to call “the desert”). But during rainy winter and spring seasons, the rock and gravel piles that encircle the flat area collect water, flooding many of the low-lying trails that crisscross Mississippi Bar from Main Avenue all the way south to Lake Natoma and the bike trail.

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