I paddle boarded at the North Pool yesterday afternoon. The banks of the Middle Concho are well under water in front of Diaper Beach. There's brush and logs to avoid but it's wonderful seeing a wider expanse of water in the western portion of the North Pool. The elevation as of 1-1-17 was 1904.63. That's eight feet higher than January 1 of last year. I am grateful for our blessings of rain and for the beauty of God's creation.