Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Putting the "Lake" in Little Lake Valley


The watershed of Little Lake Valley flows north to a bottleneck called Outlet Creek. Rainfall comes in the winter and spring, and if enough happens quickly, a lake forms from the backed up water making its way through a gap in the hills. All that remains of the "lake" this year can be seen in the vehicle track through this marshy area. You can see the water glimmer if you click on the image for a larger view. I'm surprised that these oaks grow on such saturated ground, but they know what they're doing.
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4 comments:

Jana said...

Those oaks remind me of growing up in Sacramento. Before the huge building boom of the 90s, there were miles of grassy area and oak trees. Very pretty photo!

USelaine said...

Thanks so much Jana. I remember how the central valley was too. I think there's a nature preserve around the Cosumnes River that still looks a little like this.

Kym said...

I've been inspired by your blog to try the same Daily Photo only mine is in the country instead.

I love the idea.

USelaine said...

Thanks so much for visiting Kym. Your photography at Redheaded Blackbelt is fantastic!