30 May 2006

Morning view of Arunachala

This is an interesting shot taken around 7 a.m. this morning from what, a couple of months ago, was part of a flooded lake. The end of the monsoon season and the hot summer days are quickly drying out the 500 acre lake. However, for the first time in over 20 years, part of the lake will not have dried out by the start of the next monsoon season. Usually by this time of year, the whole reservoir area is waterless.

The primary vegetation is a sort of thorny bush. The bush, which is planted purposely, is hardy in both flood and extreme heat. The root system of the thorny bush is helpful in holding the soil together as the earth has a high clay content which when wet makes the area like a bogland

1 comment:

Divyakka said...

We know all too well, the sights of river beds and tanks drying up during the dry season. How interesting about the bushes, though – I did not know that before!