Santa Rosa Plateau Vernal Pool
Santa Rosa Plateau Vernal Pool, March 12, 2011. © Copyright Stephanie Sawyer - all rights reserved.
Vernal pools usually are found in areas where the winter is the rainy season, and summer is the dry season. The pools fill in winter from the rains and dry up in the summer. Also 2 other factors that make up these Santa Rosa Plateau vernal pools is a basalt depression and lack of drainage.
There is a small elevated boardwalk over part of a vernal pool that was closed off this season, so I couldn't get up close and check out the fairy shrimp.