Seen While Riding: Futility

You know this big basin / spillway thing, it is at the end of the trail paralleling Puddingstone, right by the log drop. As I peaked out next to it I saw the guy in there with his leaf blower and laughed at the 'what the heck' futility of his situation. It was comedic, it still is comedic. At the time, though, my thoughts went from 'wth' to 'son-of-a-b, that is the best they can do with my tax cents' to resignation at something that is probably maintenance policy. I am sure flood control structures like this must be kept clear of debris, things like fallen trees and branches, boulders, autos - but leaves and pine needles? I swear I saw more falling behind him anew before he had walked ten feet.