This picture appears to be a success in the story of the Vermont Flood of 2011. I’m thinking that it likely saved a few towns from flooding. It’s amazing to see it in action. They say it runs into the Deerfield River eventually.
|Photo by Anthony Caruso
The Glory Hole at Harriman Reservoir in Readsboro, Vermont
You can read about Harriman Reservoir here. And if you want to read about the glory hole, also called a spillway, Wikipedia has a basic explanation here.
HURRICANE IRENE WILL TRACK ACROSS NEW ENGLAND TODAY. RAIN WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES ALONG WITH WIND DRIVEN RAIN. WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE LIKELY. LOCALIZED AMOUNTS OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE CATSKILLS… BERKSHIRES… LITCHFIELD HILLS AND GREEN MOUNTAINS COULD REACH 10 INCHES. * IF THESE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OCCUR…SEVERAL MAIN STEM RIVERS WOULD FLOOD…MANY REACHING MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. FLASH FLOODING WILL ALSO BE A THREAT WHERE PERSISTENT HEAVIER RAIN BANDS OCCUR. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.