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Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Culvert

We have a spring that runs all year long that comes from deep in the mountain on our property. It runs down a gully it has formed over the years into a ditch by the road that runs past our house and then down the ditch to a culvert that runs under the road. Where it runs out of the culvert it soaks into the ground and that is the end of its destination. One year it backed up about half way to its destination and the ice was 4-5' deep where it formed an ice dam. The spring is still running so water was running down this big chunk of ice.....which will get bigger!


Gypsy said...

I wouldn't have thought of a running spring turning to ice, but it's a natural thing to happen. I wonder about the wildlife that depend on the water being drinkable.

Bruce said...

Gypsy: Where the spring runs out of the mountain it does not freeze and I think the animals get their needed moisture from there and the snow. Our dogs love the snow and eat it and play in it. I recall when I was a kid I'd do the same thing. I think the wild animals do the same..