Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Salt Fork River Flood Plain

The river is finally back in its banks after the recent one inch of rain we had here in Homer/Saint Joseph area. However, the flooding has left numerous potholes in the flood plain. This one was full of Canadian geese early this morning. My slow reaction photo missed most of them but I did manage to capture a few. The river is still quite high and quick moving but by the weekend it should be great for a kayaking trip. Note also that the trees are still showing some color and the field had been harvested before the flooding.


  1. Great photo! I live on the Salt Fork in this area, south of St Joe. I always enjoy when the river puts on a show of reclaiming it's floodplain. Thanks to the channelization in this area, it doesn't happen too often, but when it does, it is spectacular!

  2. Spectacular indeed. We live along the river where it has not been channelized, so when the river floods, it creates first a stream and then(depending on the amount of rainfall) a lake in our lower flood plain field. There is a unique beauty in a flooded flood plain!