Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Wabash River at lowest flow 2012

This is a view of the Wabash River at Mascouten Park, August 4, 2012.  The river is very low due to the drought this summer, measured at just under 1.0 ft. at the Lafayette gauging station.  The river started rising slightly soon after this picture was taken, and recent rains make it likely that this will be the lowest level of the river for 2012.  The big gravel bar in the picture is the delta formed by Happy Hollow creek entering the river.  Normally it is mostly under water. 

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The picture below is a view of the boat ramp at Mascouten Park, same day, August 4.  The river is totally cut off from the boat ramp. 

Green milkweed

Asclepias hirtella, one of the green milkweeds, at Kankakee Sands prairie restoration in Newton County.

Picture taken July 21, 2012.

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Link to Asclepias hirtella

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Monday, August 6, 2012

New Jersey tea

New Jersey tea (Ceanothus americanus), at Kankakee Sands prairie in Newton County.  Picture taken July 20, 2012.

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