Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Flooding in Almonte Hydro Dam 2014

I wasn't planning on doing anything for Earth Day. I try to respect the earth every day.  I'd had a client Tuesday afternoon but I had a phone call that the gig was cancelled. I had the afternoon off!

OK, I thought, my face is on, I'm dressed, let's go out for lunch. I had heard that the Barley Mow pub in Almonte had a bit of a riptide going. I couldn't believe the power of the water. It was right up over the patio the day before.

I've placed some photos from previous visits, some from exactly a year ago.
Ya think?

Washing up onto the upper deck
Power and speed of the water!

Huge wake
Barley Mow Compare the vista from walkway in July 2013
Barley Mow: April 2014

The patio is closed!

Force of the water has washed
away mortar on the patio

We had lunch here. Nice, thick walls!
These people in the condos have put sand bags out.
You can see where the water was up onto the walkway.

Condos: Gentle waters in spring 2013!
Water was nearly up to the walkway yesterday!

It's washing up onto the grass

Lots of dead logs about

April 2013

April 2014
Almonte dam in January 2013

January 2013
April 2013
July 2010
April 2013
April 2013


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Loved the piccie of the D's in the basket together! and boy those waters are wild. Keep your feet dry!! YAM xx

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow, this is scary -- I looked at the previous post too.... had not realized what was happening up there.

Red said...

Spring is a very powerful time when it comes to water. I was predicting a photo of you having lunch on the patio!!!

William Kendall said...

The comparison shots just reinforce how high that water really is. Wow!

Christine said...

This is all so scary.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

How fun that you got to do something different on Earth Day!

Judy said...

Wow!! I first saw that stretch of water last fall, and to see it again now! What a difference!

Phil Slade said...

Some serious water power there Jennifer, but it looks nice and cosy in the eaterie.