As you may know, we regularly monitor and photograph a mossy-banked, spring-fed stream deep in the nearby woods. It’s a rough gauge of the environmental status and health of our neighborhood. At the extremes, the stream goes dry (when residential wells may start straining) and gets riotous (when erosion and flooding may occur).

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As you can see above, recent snows followed by torrential melting rains have provoked the stream into a near- riotous stage. That image was taken Wednesday (November 28) when the snow and ice was virtually gone from the woods. The imagebelow was taken about 10 days before (November 17).

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(Brooklin, Maine)