Time-lapse Drive on Flooded Roads
Note from the webmaster: The comment below makes us want to clarify the post.
The video is a time-lapse. It is 33 seconds long and was taken as the Deputy Refuge Manager drove a little over a mile of the road at about 3 miles per hour to assess the flooding. The video looks like the driver is zooming, which as the comments says, would severely damage the road surface.
The flowing water, all by itself, caused erosion and damage to the road, which will be repaired when the flooding abates.
Refuge Manager,Andrew Gude, provides his cell phone number at the upper right on our home page. You can call him for an update on the roads if you are thinking of heading to the Refuge. As of Monday August 26, none of the Refuge roads are open.
Here is the original post:
Don't try this at home. Driving on flooded roads, especially the limerock Refuge roads, is never wise. Even if you don't get stuck, ruts you cause in the soft roadbed have to be repaired.
Refuge Asst. Manager Larry Woodward took this video when he assessed the extent of the flooded Nature Drive, giving us a rare look as if we were driving with him through the flooded Refuge.
8/22/2019 09:10:39 pm
How much needless damage to this road by this ???
8/22/2019 09:32:52 pm
None, is the answer. Assistant Refuge Manager Larry Woodward drove an appropriate vehicle slowly over the road to assess and evaluate the Refuge situation. The time-lapse videography makes it appear that the vehicle is moving quickly, which it is not. The Refuge managers and staff are very careful and have the expertise to do their work without causing damage. They are the keepers of our wildlife habitat and value it very highly. Thanks for the comment and chance to respond and say again that in all our interactions with the Refuge staff we in the Friends of the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys NWRs have always found them to be admirable public servants and devoted to the wildlife and land they manage for us, the taxpayers.
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