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Water-logged Dandelion

On an wet August hike up Indian River valley, I found this dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) looking quite robust in a pool of standing water. Dandelion is an introduced species and considered fairly invasive. It’s the only introduced species I’ve noticed … Continue reading

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Precipitation Records Follow-up

Water spilling over Blue Lake Dam, mid-October 2004 Last week I wrote up a post about discrepancies in 2011 precipitation data for Sitka and speculated a bit on possible explanations – both for the discrepancies, and what was seeming to … Continue reading

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Sitka Precipitation Records

(follow-up with corrected precipitation totals) Recently Sitka’s precipitation totals have been in the news as part of the on-going issues related to relatively water low levels in Green Lake and Blue Lake, where the vast majority of our electricity comes … Continue reading

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Herring and Rain

This entry is part 59 of 133 in the series 2011 Photojournal

Today was the first opening of the 2011 Sitka Sound Herring Sac Roe Fishery. It was held in the afternoon near Middle Island. I don’t think it was close enough to see from the road, but it did not matter … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Birds

This entry is part 27 of 133 in the series 2011 Photojournal

Rainfall was continuous today, though the intensity varied from moderate to heavy. All told, over an inch of it was recorded at the airport recording station. No doubt more fell in some of the wetter areas of town. Temperatures dropped … Continue reading

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Rainy Day

This entry is part 25 of 133 in the series 2011 Photojournal

Temperatures warmed up again today and topped out in the mid-40s. The rain never seemed particularly heavy, but it was pretty much non-stop through daylight hours. The kids and I braved it to visit the house for a little bit … Continue reading

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