~When I try not to say bad things about someone, I feel better.~
~Vera Loader 1872~
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The Malheur Wildlife Refuge is one of the highlights of Harney County in SE Oregon. There is an interesting mix of uses in the area since private ranches boarder the refuge and the water level goes up and down through the years. In the 1980's, homes were flooded so badly, that many gave up their land and moved to higher ground.
With regard to the flooding this year:
Standing at the southern end of Harney Lake looking north
toward Burns Oregon, you can feel the amazing expanse of land
and water that the Wildlife Refuge encompasses.
|In this "finger" of shoreline of Harney Lake you can see the fences|
of a local rancher's field. Natural meadow grass is cut for dry hay
for cattle and then grazed in the fall.
It's questionable if they will get a hay crop this year.
|The ol' tree at The Narrows stood for decades even though it was dead.|
It finally gave in to Mother Nature a few weeks ago.
This location is where Harney Lake, Mud Lake
and Malheur Lake come together.
Have a great Friday and a super weekend!!