After Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene and the better part of last week seeing steady rainfall, I thought Wahconah Falls was worth a visit. The trip out there along Route 9 saw many streams running pretty high. The Mill River in the Northampton/ Haydenville/Williamsburg area had been incredibly high, but was now receded a bit although still running quite strong. We in Western Massachusetts were very fortunate not to see as much devastation as Vermont and Eastern New York, but many areas did see a lot of damage.
Here is a shot from this past May of the falls in low flow.
I’ve only seen this much water there during the Spring melt-off, so this was unusual. But a Hurricane through the Northeast as we just experienced is unusual and we hope not to see one again for a long time.