Sunday, August 21, 2011

Exploring the Remains

This spring, the water on the river near my sister's house was so high, they literally had to "break" the nearby dam to move enough water through.  This left the reservoir above the dam nearly empty all summer while they worked to repair the dam.  The water was at its natural level, not seen for nearly 100 years.

When we arrived, it was fun to explore never-before-seen {by us} river bottom.  The gray rocky slope is the area that is normally underwater.

Crayfish skeletons were abundant.

Ancient tree stumps protruded from the original banks of the river.  Trees grew here before the dam was built nearly 100 years ago.

A drop of pine sap glittered like a diamond against the dusty dry river bottom.

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