DROUGHT AT THE DAM

We were over at the dam yesterday. Didn’t take any pictures there, but I’m pleased to report there is a bit more water following our 4th of July rains. The dam is still dry, but the lake has filled up to about 75%. We need a couple more soakers and we’ll be okay.



Categories: Blackstone River, Blackstone Valley, Dams and Waterfalls, Gallery, Nature, Photography, river, Water

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  1. We’ve had plenty of soakers this year and we will try to send you some. The result seems to be an increase in herons and egrets and birds that are not usually in large supply in this area. We have increased the habitat through rainfall.

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    • I went looking for swans today and didn’t find any, but did find a gorgeous blue heron. Unfortunately, my camera was not at the ready. But the swans are missing. I saw a nesting pair early in the season … back in May … but haven’t seen any since. This is the first year I’ve not seen them.

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      • Swans and Canada geese love the ponds and small lakes of our suburban areas. I hate those geese, especially the ones wondering around the parking lots at work in the morning. Why aren’t they in the pond where they belong?

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        • Yes. Parking lot geese are a problem here, too. You’d think they’d go find some water, but apparently parking lots offer good eats. Or something. Now swans, they are total klutzes on land, so you won’t find THEM anywhere but on water!

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  2. We’ve just entered our traditional dry season from the 4th of July to October 15th. I personally dislike this stretch where there’s not a cloud in the sky and nothing but bright sun. Those are terrible lighting conditions for photography. We’re headed for the century mark this coming Tuesday with a long stretch of 90s on either side of it. Yuk! Give me a daily shower anytime. Take that yellow thing in the sky away.

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    • We are in a similar pattern … but it is not typical of New England. We normally get rain off and on all summer. This — at least in this neighborhood — has been a very dry one. Oddly, they’re getting enough rain on the coast, 70 miles away. Just not here, in the valley … where all the reservoirs are!

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  3. Paging Billy Starbuck!

    Sent from my iPhone

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  4. Don’t float away!

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