Flooding gets all the press right now, but the confluence of the Minnesota and Blue Earth Rivers at Sibley Park during “low tide” can be a lot of fun. These photos were taken October 1, 2012.

Photo by Rick Pepper - View from further out in the Minnesota River
Photo by Rick Pepper – View from further out in the Minnesota River
Photo by Rick Pepper - View from the middle of the confluence at the Land of Memories side of the rivers
Photo by Rick Pepper – View from the middle of the confluence at the Land of Memories side of the rivers
Photo by Rick Pepper - Looking south onto the Blue Earth River, notice the wood structure under concrete
Photo by Rick Pepper – Looking south onto the Blue Earth River, notice the wood structure under concrete
Photo by Rick Pepper - Closer view of the dam remains - note wood structure under concrete
Photo by Rick Pepper – Closer view of the dam remains – note wood structure under concrete
Photo by Rick Pepper - Looking towards the Blue Earth river, notice the remains of the dam that was taken out by the 1965 flood.
Photo by Rick Pepper – Looking towards the Blue Earth river, notice the remains of the dam that was taken out by the 1965 flood.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Looking at the confluence of rivers from Sibley Park.
Photo by Rick Pepper – Looking at the confluence of rivers from Sibley Park.
Rick Pepper
A life-long Mankato native Rick's current distraction of choice is photography. He especially enjoys event photography - capturing life's moments - and gets plenty of practice at his children's sporting events. He enjoys other media including live sound production and recording. He serves as a sound tech at his church.