Photos of Mohawk Park


Mohawk Photos  - January 8, 2005

These photos (and captions) were provided by Laurel Upshaw to show some of the natural features of Mohawk Park, and to partially explain why these features exist and why they should not be disturbed by further "development."

Rutted condition of the circle drive by the Lake Yahola levee.


Looking east toward the Mohawk Golf Course.


Looking west toward levee.


close up views of the large potholes, showing remains of snow and ice from snowfall on Jan . 6, after 3 days' rains. This road has continually deteriorated for over a year.


close up views of the large potholes, showing remains of snow and ice from snowfall on Jan . 6, after 3 days' rains. This road has continually deteriorated for over a year.

 

 


Photo taken on Choctaw Drive below the zoo parking area, to show the standing water (partly ice) in all the grassy areas .This shot is looking south toward the zoo parking lot.


Photo taken on Choctaw Drive below the zoo parking area, to show the standing water (partly ice) in all the grassy areas. This shot is looking north along Oxley Drive. All the dark areas are standing water.


Pielsticker Park and the surrounding area to the right. All the dark areas within the grass are low places filled with standing water.


I have no explanation for the mounds of dirt in this photo. Could be fill that was brought in, or maybe fill left over from digging in this floodplain to produce the berm to build the Pielsticker Park.


These photos is of the picnic area between Mohawk entrance and the zoo, taken Feb. 5, 2005. The dark areas in grass and along the front of the woods are standing water. The piles are obviously fill brought in from outside the park, presumably to use in building up this area or improving the road.