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Archive for December 15th, 2015

Monthly Image: Still Water at Red Oaks Mill Dam

We walked past the Red Oaks Mill dam on a mild and dead-calm afternoon, with the headwater like a mirror:

Red Oaks Mill Dam - still water

Red Oaks Mill Dam – still water

I liked the smooth curves formed where the surface drops through the rubble:

Red Oaks Mill Dam - water curvature at breast

Red Oaks Mill Dam – water curvature at breast

We wonder how far upstream the dam affects the water level, because, after it completely disintegrates and washes away, the creek level will definitely fall. The flow rate surely makes the calculation more difficult than just tracing contour lines from the dam breast upstream until they meet the bottom of the channel…

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