Monday, January 21, 2013

What A Difference A Little Rain Makes…

January 19th, 2013. Finally, a few sunny days after weeks of cloudy weather. We made the drive down to Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge again. We’d had three inches of rain at our place since the New Year so it would be interesting to see if the rain had made any difference in the NWR.

At our obligatory stop on the bridge over Little Falling Creek, it was clear that the rain had rejuvenated the creek flow.

A view of the creek downstream from the bridge on November 24th, 2012. The creek hadn’t flowed for about six months. There was just a lot of dry rock and a few, isolated pools of water. The rock is stained black from biological activity when the area is wet.

On January 19th, 2013, the creek was flowing strongly. The water covered the area of black-stained rock.

A closer view of the area below the bridge on November 24th, and on…

January 19th, 2013.

It was great to see this creek flowing again. Wonder how long it will last this year.
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Kay G. said...

You should see the water streaming off of Arabia Mountain and Stone Mountain, both places I visited this week. Beautiful!

JSK said...

I hadn't thought about the 'local' mountains but, now that you mention it, I can imagine.

I've been meaning to get over to Arabia Mountain again soon. Won't be too long - about another month - before the Trout lilies start to bloom.