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Mad Aussie
03-28-2010, 02:00 AM
There's a couple of homesteads visible in this one ...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2779/4469174006_3254350bf9_o.jpg

kat
03-28-2010, 02:05 AM
Sweet! Are you flooding in this area?

Mad Aussie
03-28-2010, 02:10 AM
Sweet! Are you flooding in this area?
:) I was waiting to see if someone asked a question like this because of the trees. I can always count on you Kat ;)

When we were driving along this area I said to my wife "A shot of this might actually interest the Canadians because when they need water they just go and plug into the nearest lake ... and there's always a 'nearest lake' in Canada. But over here there isn't. So we make them.
Lake Somerset is a dam so those trees are flooded. Under there somewhere are peoples homes from many years ago also.
In Aussie, on similar dams/ lakes, the areas where there is a lot of trees sticking out of the water, we call 'The Timbers' or 'The Sticks'. Good finishing in and around the 'Timbers' :)

kat
03-28-2010, 02:18 AM
So then I assume man made?
In either way, you captured it really well. Just adore those low clouds!

Mad Aussie
03-28-2010, 02:22 AM
Yes ... man made. A proper concrete dam with slipways etc is at the end of the valley holding all the water in. The river is flooded and the lake is born. Brisbane has water. My Stanley River Rflections shot was taken a few k's down stream from the slipway/dam .... where it runs into Lake Wivenhoe ... another lake with a full dam wall which supplies Brisbane.
When you get years without decent rain ... you need to store a lot of water somehow.

Thanks again :)

Greg_Nuspel
03-28-2010, 07:41 AM
Actually we have a few dams here as well complete with towns under them.

Bambi
03-28-2010, 09:57 AM
and my understanding is that there's an entire fort under the Lahave River down towards the sea. :shrug:

But definitely in Nova Scotia you are only a short drive away from a lake no matter where you are.

Mad Aussie
03-28-2010, 05:27 PM
I'm surprized you have to make lakes for water resources over there but there you go :)