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Flood Stage! April 19, 2011

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, Love and Death.
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Snow melt in the North Country (VT and NH) and rain down in these here parts are swelling the Connecticut river to flood stage, and even though the flood warnings are targeted at areas an hour or two to our south, it’s still pretty impressive to watch it all flow by on it’s way to the sea.

Below the Turners Falls Dam, the Great Falls Bridge spans a maelstrom of frightful foam and crashing waves:

Apparently I missed the highest water, if these piles of logs and lumber cast up on the rocks like bloody bones are any indication:

I was awed by the thunder and glory of it, even as a steady rain mixed with the mists blowing down the valley to the ocean far below.

Roll on, Great River, roll on!

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1. lisahgolden - April 20, 2011

I can hear it. I swear – those photos are so vivid.

2. littlebangtheory - April 20, 2011

You can probably hear it from your front yard – it was Earth-shaking!

3. susan - April 23, 2011

Yow! When we lived in RI we had a house close by the Pawtuxet River and an old bridge. It was always such a treat to watch the spring flood come through. These are a wonderful reminder.

4. littlebangtheory - April 23, 2011

Susan, I know – it might be injudicious of me, but I love raging rivers too!


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