I want to take a step out of the confines and complexities of the water market. I want to go back to the basics: the joy of water. As a child, my favorite memories were splashing on the banks of Barron Fork Creek, or running full speed into the waters of Flint Creek. I still enjoy the exhilaration of a great streamside rope swing. As a teenager, my fondest memories were fishing in these same waters. I chose the University of Montana, because of the clear, crisp, free flowing waters that make Montana… well, Montana. I studied water and now work with water. I still find it refreshing to wade into water. I also smile when I watch water flow. It moves with a rhythm. The only constant is change. Water cuts a relentless path across the landscape as if it is going somewhere, but has no apparent end or destination. It brings life and new opportunities.
This is the joy of water.