Curtis Creek, Peterborough, ON

Watermark by Hayley Goodchild
Collected by Matthew Walmsley
During late winter 2018, an unusual spell of warm weather and rain caused Curtis Creek to overflow its culvert to the north of our house. It flowed south and pooled more than two feet deep in the low part of our backyard. My neighbour and I had to 'rescue' the lawnmower from our yard shed before it flooded. Apparently the original route of the Creek was through our property, before it was straightened, to empty into the Otonabee River
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It was endless, all blue and grey and purple and pink waves sparkly on top and darker on the bottom. It was Lake Ontario. One of the Great Lakes. I knew that.

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