Conditions were right on Wednesday for the fire to be set in the Boat Pond at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens to help manage the invading cattails and other reeds. Unfortunately it started to rain before the burn was complete so there will be another session. This morning the perimeter trail was still closed so I couldn’t really see what has happened.
This is what it looked like in September, before the water was drained.
This river-side pond was created as a rice cultivation field, probably in the 1700s. It’s referred to as the Boat Pond because Magnolia offers nature tours by boat around the pond. The channel seen in the second image was dredged and widened three or four years ago.