Working on science project was certainly NOT our first-choice activity for Christmas Eve, but southeast Texas has been in La Nina drought, and tonight was our first rainfall in six weeks, and so we had no choice but to get out there and do sampling.
It was almost SICK how perfectly this whole experimental thing went off. Knowing for many weeks that we would continue to have no rain, and also because I was working unusually long hours, we never got our experimental set-up completed until yesterday afternoon:
|Flash reflecting off the many raindrops.|
|Here's a pic of Cayley collecting run-off from behind the area protected with a sod berm. |
You can see that the run-off in her dustpan is somewhat muddy.