Recent articles talked of plantings that dies due to lack of water.
Well of course they had some die off, it was a hot and dry summer and the plantings occurred in late spring, after the flooding, but the native weeds grew and grew well and they are what clean up toxic messes best.
I saw the company involved the other day, putting in more planting.
This time they got the best time, the fall.
I talked to them and they said at most, they lost 10%, most down stream.
I thought about this and realized most of the sludge from the pond. loaded with H2S, would have traveled down stream and effected the lower planting the most.
All is well and things will get better.