Thomas Atwater and his wife like to drive around and explore Southwest Washington. They returned to this area after living in the Midwest for decades.
The Salmon Creek residents were recently heading up Northwest Fruit Valley Road, approaching the point where the road curves into Lakeshore Avenue and passes between Burnt Bridge Creek and Vancouver Lake.
The split between the stream and the lake left Atwater curious. Are the bodies of water connected?
“You can’t see an underground passage when you’re on the road. I didn’t see a sign for a bridge. There’s a body of water (at the end of Burnt Bridge Creek), and I didn’t see any movement,” Atwater said.
He submitted his question to The Columbian’s Clark Asks site, where readers ask questions and vote on which should get further coverage.