Birds love water! This is even more true for water birds..........no water = no water birds. Sweetwater has water. And even though it is reclaimed water from the sewage treatment plant accross the street, it water and the birds love it. Not only water birds, but all kinds. I (& we) spent several hours on different days watching and photographing these birds. Hint: pick a day that the breeze is blowing the sewer plant smell the other way!