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Photographer's Note

Pitt Meadows is a low lying area some 10 miles long and 4 miles wide which forms a marshy alluvial fan from the confluence of the Pitt and Fraser Rivers north to the lower end of Pitt Lake. These lands were subject to severe flooding until a Dutch credit union manager, Dr. Jan Blom, arrived in 1949 and began a series of reclamation projects that resulted in most of the area being converted to farms. He then arranged for dozens of Dutch families to emigrate to the area. Soon, prosperous dairy farms dotted the landscape and major impetus was given to the lower mainland dairy industry.

In time the northern quarter of what became known as Pitt Polder became a nature reserve, being an important flyover spot for migrating birds. The area to the north is one of the most rugged areas of the province, comprising high mountains, glaciers, and inaccessible canyons. Here I was impressed by the early morning mist and light on this slough where the decaying wooden pilings indicate the remants of a wharf.

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  • Copyright: John Cherrington (john_c) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4079 W: 52 N: 5746] (24666)
  • Genre: 場所
  • Medium: カラー
  • Date Taken: 2005-12-10
  • Categories: 自然
  • Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-02-22 10:20
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