My friends and I had a meeting at the Cedar River Watershed Center in North Bend, King County recently and I was delighted to discover a teal colored Rattlesnake Lake. Random facts:
- When the Masonry Dam was put into place 1915, it flooded Rainy Season Lake which became Rattlesnake Lake.
- The small town of Moncton was flooded by Rattlesnake Lake which was a surprise to the builders of the dam and to the residence of Moncton. There is a terrific slideshow of the town slowly flooding here.
- There are no rattlesnakes near Rattlesnake Lake, in fact there are no rattlesnakes on this side of the Cascade Mountains.
- Rattlesnake Lake and Rattlesnake Bluff got their names from the tall plants that had been plentiful in the area. When these plants dried, they had a rattle sound when in a breeze.
- The color of the lake is because of the glaciers.
- There is a top notch education center at the Cedar River Watershed and the meeting room was great too!
- The green roof at the visitor’s center was so interesting.
- It was raining, again. We have set all records for rain this year! (so, so tired of rain!)