Monthly Image: Red Oaks Mill Dam — Low Water in 2014

Not much rain fell around here during September, lowering the Mighty Wappingers Creek and exposing the rubble of the dam at Red Oaks Mill:

Red Oaks Mill dam - stonework - 2014-09-06
Red Oaks Mill dam – stonework – 2014-09-06

We never noticed the stonework along the far bank; it’s usually underwater.

Some smooth water-worn wood and stone:

Red Oaks Mill dam - 2014-09-06
Red Oaks Mill dam – 2014-09-06

I’ve always wanted to live in the powerhouse of a small dam. If somebody ever rebuilds this poor thing for low-head hydropower, they’ve got a live-in generator tender…

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