Thanks for allowing me to postpone EOS-Friday until today. It gave us a much-needed chance to take a break from computing/blogging to concentrate on family. Aaaah.
Every Friday I post photos submitted by my readers. Earth Ocean Sky-Friday (or EOS-Friday for short) gives you an opportunity to have others see your work on my platform and we all get a chance to see a greater part of the world than I can offer from New York and Rhode Island. Click the link on the home page, EOS-Friday – The Rules for all the nuts and bolts, and Enter On!
How Not to Dredge a Pond
Dredging Note 101.
Lesson: Check downstream slopes before pumping. This pond backfills in rainfall from downstream wetlands.
This local dredging project was approved by the Wetlands Agency (based on a design by a former Agency Member). There were two fatal flaws which we advised on, when asked by the contractor to review the project.
1) The dredge volume specified 80 cubic yards. But the dredge proposed is 1/3 acre by 3 ft average depth = 1 acre ft or 1613 cubic yards.
2) The de-watering plan was pumping to a downstream wetland at the same elevation as the pond. (Water flows downhill in either direction.)
Conclusion: Recipe for disaster.
From Sound Beacher
The Color of Autumn in my Yard
Leaves are falling
End of the zinnias
The marigolds are still going strong
The last lingering rose
The hydrangea looks good in its fall colors –so different from the beautiful blue blooms of June.
From Regular Little Rock Reader
Death, taxes…..and Canada Geese?
So, here we are on the Little Red River in Cleburne County, Arkansas. If you came here to fish, would you ever expect that you might land a fly in one of these fat fannies? Me neither. Surprise!