Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January rains and flash floods

Flash floods at fall back area , Zone F.  As fast as they come, they leave the scene once the rains stopped.  Flash floods occur when it rains heavily  for at least two hours.

Paku Kelindang (Iban)
Blechnum orientale
 Situated in the headlands, the park is subject to flash floods because of the small size, shallowness and the  many turns of the  of streams here. The flash floods happens regularly in the rainy month of January but it  affects mainly the fall back areas.  These are areas on both sides of the streams (valleys) that are planned to receive as much excess water and let it overflow the banks and  surrounding areas.  This phenomena is however short-lived, lasting about two to three hours when the rains are extra heavy.  Flash floods are a welcome site here because they clear unwanted debris, replenish the banks with a new layer of soil once the floods subside and bring to life many activities associated with water.
Heavy rains at Zone C.

Little Spiderhunter comes a calling in between rains....

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