Sunday, April 27, 2014

Of Flooding and Torrents

The water in our Mississippi River (the one in eastern Ontario that flows into the St Lawrence) is very high there days.

Just a week ago,  I did a stitch of several photos with Sue's camera when we had a sandwich at the park while sitting in the car in our usual Bad Weather Spot. Normal water level is beyond the tree in the centre, and none of the land to either side should be flooded.

This is a stich of 6 photos covering a 180° field of view.
The river does not really go uphill in the middle. :)

On Friday, we went back and saw that the flood was receding a bit.

This started out as a similar stitch, but for compositional reasons I cropped it quite a bit.
It's certainly a better photo, technically. Live and learn, eh?

Then we drove to a nearby town where there are falls. This is the same river, but just fifteen or so miles downstream. Beware of the sound if and when you click play. It's pretty loud.

It's hard to believe it's the same river, and it's also hard to fathom that it would have been raging even more last weekend when the water was even higher.

Finally, a photo of the falls.


TexWisGirl said...

i enjoyed the rushing water sounds, but i hope folks stay safe from flooding!

Tabor said...

It is scary how powerful those rivers get!!!

troutbirder said...

To my knowledge our little Mississippi doesn't have raging falls like that... but tis a big wider even here upstream. ;)

Gail Dixon said...

Gosh, I really hope it doesn't flood! Enjoyed your stitched photos.

Donna said...

That IS a lot of water! Neat photo stiching!

Hilary said...

It's pretty incredible. We were at Burliegh Falls briefly, yesterday and I had to snap a couple of pics too. I didn't capture the same drama that you did though.

Jinksy said...

Goodness, that water power is something else - scary, even...