See the body of water in the photo above, that is not supposed to be there. It does form in the Spring when all of the snow that covers the mountains melts and the water seeps underground then flows downslope and pops above ground in places creating pools, but it disappears in late Spring, after allowing the mosquitoes larvae to develop. It shouldn’t be here this time of year.
The same can be said for the body of water in the photo below. I have only seen this valley fill up with water one other time and that was in the Spring, and it didn’t get as full as it is now. It is caused by all of that huge rain that we got throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall, that has flowed underground and is now creating these ponds.
I don’t know what to expect next Spring. Will these waterholes slowly disappear over the winter, or will the water remain and then be added to when all of the Winter snow on the mountains melt in the Spring. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.