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Archive for March 15th, 2016

Monthly Image: Red Oaks Mill Dam

Heavy rain during an unseasonably warm spell rearranged the deadwood over the Red Oaks Mill Dam:

Red Oaks Mill Dam - 2016-03-04

Red Oaks Mill Dam – 2016-03-04

Much of the wood collects around the pool on the other side of the bridge where the Mighty Wappingers Creek makes a right-angle turn to the left and continues toward the Hudson.

After the rain, the weather became much colder (which was OK, as I didn’t have to shovel the rain off the driveway), and the spray froze on the deadwood:

Red Oaks Mill Dam - icicles on deadwood

Red Oaks Mill Dam – icicles on deadwood

A few weeks ago, we walked by the dam at the right moment to catch the sun highlighting the rubble upstream of the decaying dam breast:

Red Oaks Mill Dam - dam breast upstream rubble

Red Oaks Mill Dam – dam breast upstream rubble

There won’t be much left in a few more decades …

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