[Homestead] Running water that cleanses the soul
VAN DELL JORDAN
vdjor at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 7 20:33:35 EST 2009
--- On Wed, 1/7/09, EarthNSky <erthnsky at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> In the deep area near the culvert, water will remain for
> almost a week
> after the creek stops running. I think the underground
> stream is very
> close to the surface there. It was in that area that I
> found a huge
> crayfish once. It is odd to find such a thing in a creek
> that has been
> dry for over a year, UNLESS it came up from underground.
> Rock Creek,
> AKA Hidden Creek is 1000 feet distant on the other side of
> the road. My
> creek runs into it, but at the time I found the crawdad,
> even Rock Creek
> had been dry for a year...so where the heck did that little
> fellow come
> from if not an underground stream?
This wouldn't be your situation of course, but in the desert there are species of amphibians that might lie dormant(?) for several years until a big enough rain creates a pond which will last for a few weeks. In those few weeks the animals grow to adulthood breed and propigate the next generation before the temporary pond dries up.
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