Jul 31, 2011

Fake water line

Here’s a case of a clearly defined water line …

Except that it isn’t.

What looks like an obvious water line ...
is just another swamp illusion.

What looks like a swampy shore is actually the result of a recent burn that was stopped dead in its tracks …

Probably from rain.

Where is the water line then?

Guaranteed it’s the cypress side on the left that holds the most water, only you can’t see it because the needles are full and the ground cover in the prairie is unsigned (and intact.)

Helicopter pilot at a rain gage in a knee-deep marsh

Swamp Lesson 481:

Never take a water measurement from three hundred feet in the air!

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