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Flooded

07 Jun

Last Monday, R and I took a drive over to Hagerman Wildlife Refuge near Sherman TX. We had been there once and decided to make this a place to spend more time exploring the 3000 acres of marsh and water where a variety of waterfowl make use of.

It rains in Texas. Some years we get a bit more rain than normal. This was one of those years. We had not checked out the website to find out what programs were being offered in June.

The day was warm and a bit windy. We gathered our usual supplies and a big jug of ice water and camera planning on a drive from the South end to the visitors center and possibly taking a nature walk this time instead of the car tour.

The first photo below shows what we found as we entered through the South end from Southmayd Road off of Highway 82. This is where Wildlife Road begins and ends.

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The picnic area is underwater.

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We thought that maybe we could access the visitors center from the other side of the park. We drove to Sherman, headed up the 1417 to Hagerman Road and then over to Wildlife Road. The gates were closed there too. The sign out in the middle of the water says, “Unsafe when flooding; Cross at your own risk”.
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3 Comments

Posted by on June 7, 2009 in Photography, Texas

 

3 responses to “Flooded

  1. kate

    June 7, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Wow! My thoughts to the people who are affected by all that flooding!

     
  2. wildstorm

    June 8, 2009 at 6:01 am

    Fortunately few were affected. The surrounding countryside did not appear to suffer any damage. This refuge is just at the south of Lake Texoma. Apparently this happens from time to time.

     
  3. Anna Surface

    June 8, 2009 at 7:12 am

    Here in Kansas, it is either drought or flood. You know, there are people who try to cross these flood waters, of all things. Even like in the photo above with the warning sign.

     

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