Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Dry Creeks

We were very disapponited during our visit to Hamilton to find a
number of the waterfalls and creeks that fed them were dry.

1 & 2: The Devil's Punchbowl Falls and its feeder creek were dry.
3 & 4: Beamer's Falls was almost dry. Only one tiny rivulet trickled down.
5: Felker's Falls was damp, but it may simply have been from the
rain. No visible trickle was seen or heard.

Why are the creeks and their falls dry? Is it climate change? Or a
dry year? They have never been dry before when we've visited at the
same time of year. Where are the fish, crayfish, frogs, turtles,
polliwogs and insects who normally live there and the herons and
raccoons who feed on them?

PS: Witch hazel is in flower at the creek.


BerryBird said...

It was a very dry year. The fall wetlands were unusually dry, too, In many places were the soil would normally be saturated, it was barely moist.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I wonder why it was so dry--is it something going on or normal fluctuations?

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