This area used to be a park with a twenty foot wide dirt canal running through it. All the ducks and geese got together a few years ago and decided they wanted something a little more pleasant to paddle around in. Well, the geese, being pretty vocal, were able to convince the city that a change was needed. If I remember correctly, the geese were locked in a room with the city council for about thirty minutes. That's all the time the council could stand and they promised the geese they would make a change. Now, if it wasn't for the fact that some water company needs the water somewhere out of town, this new modification would be emply of water like the Kern River that used to run through town.