I’ve been crossing the river here for a number of years and always wished for better light to make an image. I decided not to wait for better light and do a black and white. Not a bad idea as the water is quite brown lately with mud and silt. I liked that the elderberry was flowering along with a few other shrubs with white flowers.
The Fort River travels through Amherst and Hadley eventually emptying into the Connecticut. There had been beavers here, but the dam just below the bridge has deteriorated meaning they are no longer in residence. There is nothing nearby to be threatened by the rising water they would maintain so I doubt that they were removed. Maybe the water quality was no longer suitable.