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.