Sunday, January 08, 2012

Cottage Grove Lake Low Levels

 February of 2010 this was Cottage Grove Lake and it was lower than later in the year...

... but this was Cottage Grove Lake today and it looked almost totally drained.

There was some water but it was trickling in slowly...

... yet it was definitely much lower...

...and in some places almost dry.

I'm not sure whether this is normal but it seemed very low and I hope it doesn't mean drought.

I hear many ski areas around the country are still low on snowfall let's hope we get more rain/snow but not in too great an amount. We looked a little for Snowy Owls hearing they are moving farther south this year with some spotted in the area.

We didn't see any owls but on the way home we did spot this Kingfisher sitting on a power line over the Coast Fork of the Willamette River near our home

Quote of the Day ~ "When the well's dry, we know the worth of water." ~  Benjamin Franklin

1 comment:

PJ McCord said...

Nicely done Paul. I have never seen the lake that low. It does not look like the same lake we took our boat out on a few years ago.

The photos are lovely.


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