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Taril Damage due to too much rain

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  1. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    As some of you have herd ( and the ones who live up here know ) about the rain issues we ahve had up here. one of our trail systems is atthe Blackstone canal , also know as Plumbers crack . well the blackstone river over flowed Big time last week.
    so Today On my way home from single tary I stopped by Plumbers crack and walked down the trail. and it was evident that the water Not only over flowed , but over flowed by over 3 feet!!! and there was some damae , butthe pictures just don't do it justice.

    but here a re a couple that show some of the damage that the camera can pick up .

    This one is amazing an a big problem. see that Bridge on the other side of the river, it used to be crossing the fater in the foreaound, and it is a real shame they just rebuilt that bridge about 2 months ago. Hope they can Pull it back.


    and here is a Piece of trail that the river claimed some of.



    and I really hope these trails can recover, I'm sure they will but it will take tinme. the big problem is that river is still very high and they are predicting 2 inches of rain for tommorow, i hope it can handle it.
     

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  2. TreeSaw

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    Yikes! We elected not to ride today because it was raining and wondered how are trails are going to fare with yet another weekend of rain!
     
  3. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    Time to re-route. There is plenty of singletrack, especially ones close to a river, that get gobbled up by water around here. There's not too much you can do but reroute.
     
  4. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    that section a re-route is not possible. the river is on one side of the trail and the canal is on the other , the trail is actually the old Mule path
     
  5. rpk1988

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    Holy Crap. Thats not good.
     
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    Who built the bridge initially?
     
  7. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Not sure , I think it was the state , it is a state park
     
  8. johnbryanpeters

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    How's Nam holding up? I hope to be down that way around Thanksgiving...
     
  9. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Quite well actually ! a few parts are under water ,but for the most part it drains very well.

    Not sure what the Thanksgiving plans are . I think THursday up in NH , friday -- FOMBA - turkey Burner , hope to be home Sat and Sun.
     
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    that bridge was actually just rebuilt and handrails were installed by a Boy Scout going for his eagle project. The did it earlier this month/late sept.
     
  11. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Looks like a little Mother Nature Reclamation.......... :D