Dam between High Rock Lake and Tuckertown Reservoir, NC
Posted on 11 Jul ’13 by Earl
Travels this week took us just below the dam located between High Rock Lake and the Tuckertown Reservoir along the Yadkin River in North Carolina. Taking advantage of a public park/access point we pulled over to see how high water levels might be with the frequent rains we’ve been experiencing.
Some areas of western North Carolina have already reported amounts of rain equal to or exceeding normal annual amounts.
Since I had a camera with me, I took a trail along a high and steep bank from the parking area to the dam disturbing a couple of dozen white Egrets who were resting/feeding on some rocks just below the dam.
Water behind the dam…on the High Rock Lake side…was at the top of the dam’s sluice gates, in some cases splashing over a little. It’s been a delicate balancing act to control water flow down local rivers in a manner which limits flooding.
I thought these photos worked better in black and white (with a slight sepia tone) in part because the waters were the ugly muddy red color we normally see around here thanks to North Carolina’s abundance of red clay in the soil.