Flat Ruthie Visits Dead Lakes in Florida Panhandle









Thanks to Shuey-

While exploring back  country roads in the Florida panhandle yesterday, Flat Ruthie and company came across the Dead Lakes.  Hundreds of dead Cyprus trees, all the way to the horizon, could be seen looking out across the lake from a bridge.  The Dead Lakes were reportedly formed by shifting currents of the Apalachicola River creating a sand bar which effectively dammed the Chipola River near Wewahitchka, Florida.  

As the water level of the lakes rose, the trees died by the thousands.  As can be seen in the background however . . . Nature finds a way and the Cyprus are growing back out of the dead trunks of their ancestors.

Note:  all of the “stumps” that you see are not dead trees.  Most of them are the “knees” which breathe to support Cyprus trees whose base is underwater.

About Ruth

Photography teacher(high school), photographer, knitter, reader, cook, poet, filmmaker
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2 Responses to Flat Ruthie Visits Dead Lakes in Florida Panhandle

  1. Mad Dog says:

    Amazing – it almost looks like Africa!

  2. restlessjo says:

    They make a very captivating shot, even apart from Ruthie.

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