The Cannonsville is at 101.5% of capacity, and the DEP has been letting water out for about 2 weeks. Here’s a photo of the spillway at the dam close to the intersections of Routes 10 and 8.
I haven’t posted in a month for a few reasons. We had three and a half feet of snow between March 14th and 15th, and it took four days to dig out.
Then on March 20th (Happy First Day of Spring – not!), I fell and broke my shoulder.
The snow and cold stayed around for a long time (there was ice on the reservoir for the first five days of trout season), and then it rained, and rained, and rained some more. Remember when the reservoir looked like a creek bed? Well, now the excess is water-falling over the spillway to make room for the run-off and April “showers.” Feast or famine.
It is sunny today, but windy, and tomorrow’s forecast is for rain and 60s, then 70s on Monday.
We are relatively certain that spring has arrived on the Cannonsville. Come visit!
Till next time.