Trip with Kay on Labor Day - Ashville Bridge Creek




I was going to take the day off, I figured 15 miles was good enough for the weekend, but last night Kay asked to go out for a short kayak trip. So we decided on Ashville Bridge Creek, because I thought it would be interesting to see how much the water level had dropped in 2 days. Well it seems like a few others had the same idea, because when we got to Lotus Pond Park, there were 3 other vehicles with racks, and another showed up while we were unloading.

The parking lot was mostly dry, with just a bit of mud around the edges, looking at the gage, it looks like the water has dropped almost a foot. The majority of Lotus were above the water, and the creek appears to be returning to normal. As we headed through the lotus, the easy path is now on the West side of the creek, I am almost certain that the storm moved the plants across the creek. It will be interesting to see the results next year, if the plants return in the original location, as well as the new location. The East side of the creek seems to be more shaded, which may be a bad thing...

Other then that, everything on the creek appears to be returning to normal, although it seems that the Bass are hitting hard at the bridge...

Date Launch Site Distance Photos
09/04/2006 Lotus Garden Park, Virginia Beach 3.00 11
Lotus Pond Park Launch (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Parking lot at Lotus Pond Park, Mostly dry.


Lotus on Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Lotus Visable again


Lotus spanning Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Lotus spanning Ashville Bridge Creek after being flooded


lotus plant seed pod (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Lotus Seed pod barely breaking the surface


Lotus spanning Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Southern path of Lotus on Ashville Bridge Creek


Example of water level drop (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Example of water level drop, water was above the wite pipe 2 days ago


Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Ashville Bridge Creek


Kay kayaking (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Kay Northbound on Ashville Bridge Creek


Lotus on Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Most of the Lotus are back above water, many of the seed heads are just at the surface


 (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
The bridge at Lotus Pond


Water level at bridge (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Water level gage showing a 1 foot drop in 2 days.




11/14/2019 09:55:53 PM

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