After between 3 and 4" of rain in two big storms this week, there's water everywhere, ditches full, a bridge or two washed out, a few houses flooded, and the rivers running like crazy. I've been out capturing pictures, and of course where do I go - waterfalls!
Eugenia Falls was roaring like Niagara today; I heard it as soon as I opened the car door. The rain has flooded the lake, threatening cottage homes, so the opened the gates on the dam. The result is a torrent of water like before 1914 when the dam was first built!
The first viewpoint itself was actually flooded which left me shooting through the trees on the edge of the cliff. The roar was just immense. Local readers will appreciate how unusual this is.
I got a few pictures through the trees before walking to the second viewpoint, where I usually take photos of this falls.
But this viewpoint was flooded too. |I did my best with this one, but had to sneak around to get the views below.
Never in all my years of coming here have I ever seen this much water and mist, and heard so much noise!
This must have been what it was like before the dam and power plant were built 100 years ago.
Before leaving the village I drove out to the dam to confirm the gates were still open. The roar here was as big as at the falls.
In contrast, this was the trickle going over the falls about three weeks ago. Mind you, they were letting the lake fill to summer levels at this point, so it's particularly low, but it still shows how unusual today's roaring falls is.\\
Lovely photos . Yes we have flooding here after all the rain we got the grass is very green and thickening up to . Thanks for sharing have a good weekend !ReplyDelete
Photos are great. You can almost hear the roar of the water.ReplyDelete
Beautiful waterfall, the first three photos are especially appealing.ReplyDelete
That really is a lot!ReplyDelete
Nice waterfall shots! With all that rain I'm sure all your rivers are roaring.ReplyDelete
Amazing. It looks almost as big as Niagara. Which is extremely noisy as I'm sure you know.ReplyDelete
Awesome! Every time I have been to Eugenia Falls it has been flowing a trickle just like your last photo. Another waterfalls I liked near by is Hoggs Falls.ReplyDelete
The water is always a good thing (in moderation, of course) but rainy weather doesn't make for great photo weather most of the time. I like that you have the photos from before to compare.ReplyDelete
Wow, the waterfalls is gushing. Gorgeous shots and a beautiful waterfall. Happy weekend to you!ReplyDelete
I suppose it's a case of every cloud having a silver lining, the falls are certainly spectacular. There's at least one falls in England where a dam has spoiled the waterfall below it, though in this case they always open the sluices on certain days during summer so that people can see it in all its former glory. Maybe you should lobby authorities there to do the same.ReplyDelete
Super collection of waterfall photo's you've shared.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
Wow. That looks spectacular! It is a shame about the flooding though and the affect on homes and property.ReplyDelete
That is power!ReplyDelete
Wow! I think I can almost hear that roar from here. That's very impressive indeed. :-)ReplyDelete
Wow that is a lot of water. Great photos.ReplyDelete
Amazing and the power of rushing water boggles the mind...ReplyDelete
Wow----Now THAT is a real waterfall... Enjoyed the before/after shot... The year we went to Amicalola Falls in GA after huge rains, we were amazed at HOW much water (and flooding) there was in that area. The waterfall was tremendous though.... Love seeing your pictures... WOW.ReplyDelete