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The Flow

Spring runoff flows behind remaining ice on a small creek at the Butterwort Cliffs SNA, Minnesota. 110408-64

 

It took awhile this year, but the water started to flow this week. By next weekend, it should be booking along unless we get another cold snap. Inland, some lakes still have 3 feet of ice on them, so it's going to be a late spring in the northland. I wouldn't be surprised if some lakes still have ice in May.

 

I always enjoy this time of year when ice and liquid water mingle. I love the contrast between the two. With long shutter speeds, I almost feel like you can see steam, too.

 

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Taken on April 8, 2011