|After the Morning Storm
||[Mar. 8th, 2016|03:37 pm]
Soft blue sky, little fluffy clouds, sunshine, temp in the low 80s, humid, breeze.
We had 1.5 inches of rain this morning, and since it came down hard, there's more runoff than the same amount would have produced had it been slow.
Downstream from #3
gabion, water is clearer
Upstream from gabion, water is more turbid, mosly runoff from construction parking lot
Entrance to crayfish burrow, first seen in years
I was out in rubber boots doing a water quality check of runoff, looking at turbidity (evidence of erosion and/or polluted runoff), velocity, signs of scouring. In the multiple flash floods last fall, we saw more erosion than we had had for years. Extreme rain events following drought always do more damage.