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Mar 18

Spring Thaw

Posted to Naturally Speaking with Steve Lekwa by Erica Place

We were fortunate that heavier rain didn't materialize as we rapidly shifted from February's severe winter weather to the current mid-March thaw. The biggest snow piles may be with us for several weeks, but I was amazed at how rapidly the snow disappeared from fields. Flocks of horned larks that hugged the rural road shoulders to find an occasional weed seed have dispersed across the newly open fields. Pheasant flocks that struggled to scratch through a foot or more of snow can now feed freely on waste grain again. Surviving hens will be making up for lost time since they need to gain significant weight before their bodies can make a dozen or more eggs and survive the stress of nearly a month of incubation.

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Sep 04

Heavy Rainfall

Posted to The Greenprint by Erica Place

Quick Update:

Hickory Grove received a little over 7 inches of rain throughout the holiday weekend. By Sunday morning the lake was completely full again and is currently one or two feet above full pool. We will continue drawdown so the archaeological survey can take place, but with more water entering the lake and more rain in the forecast it may take some time before we reach the desired water level. 

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