No, I’m not “cussing.” That is what today’s post is a photo of – a dam in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Southern Oklahoma.
It was actually quite sad to see how the drought has affected the area’s water sources. Most of the lakes (more like glorified ponds, in my opinion) are all but dried up. Some did contain water, however the water lines of what would be considered normal were many, many feet higher than the actual water line. Plus there were so many creeks and small riverbeds that were totally dry. In a rainy season, I’m sure the entire feel of the place would be different, with all the creeks flowing. The wildlife that roam the area depend on these ponds and creeks to stay alive. I know you’ve heard this many times lately, but please…pray for rain! Let’s all be in agreement as it most definitely needed in the southern states where 100 plus temperatures have been raging for weeks without break.
There wasn’t much water to dam up when we were visiting, but soon, it will be a wonderful thing to have in place. Once the rains come and the ponds and lakes fill, this structure will have more responsibility than just being a subject for my photography.