Our lovely Pecan Bayou is so low that even the fish have moved on (or so it seems)
Ernie is out fishing this evening, but it’s certainly not here…he’s fishing the neighbor’s tank.
See those round concrete pumps on the right bank? Those used to be in the water! We’re so in need of a hard rain to fill the spreader dams behind us. Otherwise, we’re never going to have water. I almost hate the spreader dams, but I understand that those ranchers running cattle need to ensure there is water for the cattle tanks. Before the spreader dams, the area you’re looking at was 20′ deep. Now it’s probably about 4′ at the deepest. Along the shoreline, it’s about 1′! That’s pretty sad.
Here’s another view. The triangular bridge abutment on the right (visible under the metal railing) was Ernie’s fishing platform…when there was water. The water used to run at the base of the concrete.
Today, the water is about 6′ below that. The neighbor’s cows have worn down a trail from the water to the pastures above. They use it like a super highway, lol. I don’t know how they keep from sliding in!
We’re praying for rain on a daily basis. The whole community needs to have the Bayou running bank to bank cleaning itself out and bringing in new fish and water.
Susan ~ Patchkat