|HIGH WATER IN THE FISH CREEK SLOUGH...|
|...HAS CAUSED DIEBACK OF THE WOODY PLANTS|
We have had a continually wet spring and summer, resulting in high water levels in lakes and river sloughs. This has nothing to do with the Gulf Coast hurricane, but for us has resulted in dieback of woody plants in river sloughs, and the favoring of water loving grasses and cattails, and with other ecological changes (I'm sure it is favoring muskrats and beavers as well).
As is always the case, changes in the environment favor one thing over another. Not to trivialize human suffering, but perhaps a Johnny Cash moment is in order for The Chequamegon Bay area, if not for Texas:
"Five Feet High And Rising"
I remember, as a young man, wondering what the ruler-like markers were for along the roadsides the first time I saw them in the hills of Missouri and Arkansas; I found out during the first torrential rain that they were meant to warn of the depth of the water over the road.
How high's the water, Mama?