Spring water levels are at a 50yr high.


An interesting happening in the spring is you’ll find grass growing in the Agreement Forest. This sort of grass isn’t like the stuff on your lawn. It’s commonly referred to as sedge and belongs in the genus Carex.

Since sedge is a perennial, when you find it in the AF it’s often evidence of an at least seasonally available water-table such as a perched one. Perched water tables (not visible, but often detectable by spongy ground) can occur when there is an aquiclude. An aquiclude (see photo) is a layer of ground such as clay or in our case bedrock that precludes water from draining downwards.

Faster draining water is something we’d appreciate, but given all the aquiclude formations in the AF it will take time!

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