Mount Misery Brook

Wick

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Was driving down Savoy/Passadena road on Sunday. I was talking to my son about a small lake/pond over by Bullock. To my amazement it was completely dry. I have to admit I did not get around the pines much this summer due to a home renovation project. We got out and walked the entire outside perimeter and even crossed into the rear bog. There was some movement of water comming through a collasped bridge that runs parallel to the railroad. The bog appears to be very shallow overall and the rear bog was more wet and muddy. I can always remeber driving past this and noticing its reflective blue color. I noticed on Boyds Maps there are some bogs north of this area. Are they contolling the water flow or is it just that dry of a summer? While I was there I did see the broken state monument that Teegate mentioned. On the way back we drove past the beaver deciever and the water was barely crossing over the road.

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Teegate

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It is just dry.

That was called Newbold Bog but I doubt anyone calls it that now. It was owned at one time or another by Arthur Reeves, William Bryant and Anthony Bullock.

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dragoncjo

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Everything is so dry, it’s just doesn’t really rain anymore. Places by me that always had year round water in last 10 years are bone dry. I think we would need a few 12 inch plus snowstorms this winter just to get some areas filled up a little bit.
 

dragoncjo

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Boyd I would agree that the actual numbers don’t seem that off. However, in looking at wetlands, I’ve never seen them so low or in many cases completely dry.
 
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Boyd

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Could it be related to other factors? Record high temperatures? Increased use of water for agriculture/development? If the foliage is getting denser, would that suck up more water?
 
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