Sunday, August 10, 2014

Little Patuxent River; a Change in the View of the Lake

The Little Patuxent River, as it flows along the east side of Lake Kittamaqundi. A nice scene here, but our small rivers and streams are susceptible to excessive flow from all the storm drains in the area. Stream banks often have a gouged out look as a result of the heavy erosion. You can see the artificial bank installed here to mitigate that effect.

Below: The taller but mostly dead tree which provided a point of interest and a perch for eagles and ospreys finally fell over some time last week. The first picture shows the view last Thursday evening. The second was taken early in June of this year. The view is from the path by the Sheraton Hotel. (The tag -- towards the north end of the lake -- on this post will show variations on a theme.