2677 to 2671 days ago
Subscribers of this blog have seen plenty of photos of the flood control dam 35 located on the Souhegan River in New Ipswich, NH. I walk this route daily usually with a camera. This a beautiful spot and beats walking on a treadmill.
Our criteria for conditions is that the temperature must be at least 10 degrees Fahrenheit. The middle of the dam is a natural wind tunnel and we have braved 12 degree days of stinging snow and high winds.
A few times the entire area was flooded which is what the dam is designed to do. It throttles the flow downstream. New Ipswich is the headwaters of the Souhegan a river that flows to Wilton, Milford and eventually to the Merrimack River.
I’ve seen this area underwater and I’ve seen it like this:
|A chance to imagine what this looked like before the dam|
|View from the trail along the dam|
|As the water receded (this was an intentional event)|
|High and dry|
|John, Butch and “Bud” survey the dam drainage|
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