Mar 4, 2015

Hydrologic help is on the way!

This marsh was dry before the recent rain.

But it wasn't just rain that filled up the swamp.

Recent regrowth after a prescribed burn
gives this photo a verdant touch

Just as critical was this culvert.

It sends extra water from across the road.

Culvert in foreground and
ponded marsh out of sight in back

The source of water to the culvert was this canal.

Its stage was propped up by the earthen plugs I was standing on.

This plug is strategically co-located
with pine high ground to help hold
the water back

Further down the same marsh habitat was dry.

Predictably there wasn't a culvert, either.

The swamp needs more than just rain to stay wet

Future plans are that it will.

Hopefully by next year.


Unknown said...

Just discovered your Blog - how awesome! Hope to learn more by reading. I am interested in land in area of Corkscrew Swamp and learning about the ecosystem there. Thanks for the great information, Bill

Gohydrology said...

Thanks Bill! Corkscrew is just down the road around the corner.