Sunday, June 24, 2012

Impact of Tropical Storm Debby

Waves building.

Driving into the Santa Rosa area of GINS, you can see the water levels are creeping higher.

Wading across to check on a nest. Doesn't look good.

Nests can handle occasional wash-overs, but this amount of water will probably not allow it time to drain. It doesn't look good for SR 6151.

Note the extra sand accumulating on top of the nest.

The water is pooling around the nest, but you can still see a bit of elevation in the marked off area. 

Around 8:15 a.m. there was just barely enough room to squeeze by in the westbound lane without getting into the salt water, but Bowden Way (Hwy 399) was officially closed about half an hour later.

1 comment:

Loui♥ said...

awesome photos!!
sad for the turtle nests..
hope the fare well..
saying prayers..
for all concerned!
love the pics!
they take me home!!
see you next month for real!!