Sunday, February 04, 2007

Stumped?


I visited the Meadow Grounds Lake Saturday morning. It is a 204 acre manmade lake with an earthen dam maintained by the Pa Fish & Boat Commission. A small stream of water has been coming from the dam for the past several years. This past autumn Commission employees began lowering the lake in an attempt to find whether the dam is leaking or if it is a spring from the lake floor.


Some of the area the lake normally covers was woodland prior to the initial flooding in the 1960’s. The stumps of many of those trees still remain and are now exposed. The wave action has removed much of the soil from underneath the stumps leaving many of them standing on their roots.

This stump stands in stark contrast to the snow surrounding it

5 comments:

Jill said...

Wow! That is unusual.

photowannabe said...

Looks like a stranded octopus.
I like the black and white treatment for this stark shot.
Have they found any leaks?

Chad Oneil said...

Awesome!

Kekiinani said...

Quite an unusual angle but I like it.. Nice shot :)

Thiên said...

This one is very cool. I love the way you captured this still.