The field off Bridge Street (on the left) and the scene in the San Jacinto Valley at sunrise, November 15 2010. On wet years, this area sometimes floods, creating at lake the locals call "Mystic Lake," as it mysteriously appears and disappears. During the storm of December 22 2010, Bridge Street flooded, and this entire area was under water, creating a great habitat for water birds. Folks/birders in the area say the "lake" will last a long time as the San Jacinto River nearby broke a berm, thus flooding a huge area.
From San Jacinto Wildlife Area, near Riverside, CA