Flooding at Bull Hole
Posted on 6 Feb ’10 by Earl
Ran and snow runoff makes a big difference on the river. The photo above was today at flood stage and the photo below is how it normally looks.
Taking a short break from my family room series of photos:
With the recent heavy rains, melting snow and flood warnings I had to make a short visit to Cooleemee River Park (Bull Hole) this morning to check on the status of the river and dam. The water level was the highest I’ve seen it since I’ve been photographing this site.
The river sand beach is mostly beneath water and walls I often walk and photograph are now barely seen beneath raging waters. You can see photos of these walls that were today under water here and here.
I also shot the short 1 minute video segment below using a Flip Video giving a sense of the massive energy of the pounding water. Double-click on the image below to watch.
Let me know if you have any problems with the above Apple Quicktime Player Video.
I wasn’t the only one who enjoyed a visit to Bull Hole this weekend, be sure and read Paul’s impressions.