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I know checking in the late summer is a good way to tell if water is available all year, but what about checking in the winter? I located some puddles with about 10 or more Western Chain Ferns aound them. I would like to be able to determin if they are a year round water source. What are some sound ways to find out? Im located in Northern Ca by the way.
 

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I know checking in the late summer is a good way to tell if water is available all year, but what about checking in the winter? I located some puddles with about 10 or more Western Chain Ferns aound them. I would like to be able to determin if they are a year round water source. What are some sound ways to find out? Im located in Northern Ca by the way.


Do a search for rainfall totals by location and look at the driest month of the year and check during that month to see.
 

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Thats the surest bet for sure but is there a way to tell besides weighting till the ed of summer next year?
 

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Check the plants growing nearby. Some plants, like reeds, buttercups [winter aconite], and others, are good indicators of a year-round source.
 
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