October 23, 2008

Lagunitas Creek


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photo by Donald Kinney

Even though our reservoirs look like they will be bone dry by the time the rains return, our water district is mandated by the Federal Government to release a specific amount of water into the Lagunias Creek, which makes it's way out to the sea by way of Tomales Bay, just a few miles away.

Yes, it's all for the benefit of the juvenile Coho Salmon that hatched in January, February, and March.   They spend their first year going to school here, and one of the first things they learn is that they are a protected species...   Meanwhile, the population of adult Coho Salmon continues to decline -- most likely due to the influence of man...


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8 comments:

The Birdlady said...

Very nice - the header photo of the breaking wave is stunning!

photowannabe said...

Love the full rushing water. Happy to hear the creek is controled. Glad the salmon go to school there...

Tomate Farcie said...

The header photograph makes me feel like I'm a fish jumping out of the water! Great water shots!

Moi said...

.....like blue fin tuna which is nearing extinction now.......

Snapper said...

Beautiful image. Thanks for stopping by GDP.

rob said...

Love this one!! Great motion, great stillness!

Mike said...

Lovely shot. Capturing the calm spot on the rock in the midst of the rushing water couldn't have been easy!

Juha Ylitalo said...

I'll have to agree with others, who said that rock in a water with leaves on top of it, looks like fish on its side (one of the leaves is eye, while couple leaves form the mouth, etc.).

 
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