|David Mark, Assabet River, 7/26/15|
Beginning a half-mile river walk
|How bad was it? Photo of tires, underneath the Walnut Street Bridge (1974)|
Ralph Sheridan, courtesy Maynard Historical Society
|Approaching Mill Street Bridge. Note large rocks and|
tree trunk downstream of the middle channel (July 2015)
|Engine block on rocky shore. Begs the |
question: "How did that get there?"
Ten hot, dry days after my river walk, flow had dropped to under 30 cfs. Then, the afternoon of August 4th, severe thunderstorms with wind, rain and hail, swept in from the west. Rainfall was over an inch in less than half an hour. In the same time period the river rose more than half a foot and flow tripled.
|Extreme low water at the Ben Smith Dam (July 2010)|