DixPix Camera Logo Photography by Dick Bower

[ DixPix home page | Thumbnails page ]

Catskill Trip

June 30, 2006

A quick trip to the Catskills after the flooding that caused so much damage upstate. There are a few pictures of the flood damage, but mostly we avoided documenting people's misery. We do have some great pictures of some of our favorite places — many taken by Tawna.

Suggestions are welcome - just send me an email.

(Click on any Photo for a larger version)
All photographs are © Copyright Dick Bower

"Flood Damaged Sidewalk"

Flood Damaged Sidewalk

Scene in Walton, NY — one of the hardest hit areas. This shows how the force of the water tore up the flagstone sidewalks.

June 30, 2006

Storm Damage on rte. 206

Water runoff damage along the side of route 206 east of Walton, NY.

June 30, 2006
"Storm Damage on rte. 206" image

"Flood Damaged Cornfield"

Flood Damaged Cornfield

Flood waters have deposited much of the roadbed in the cornfield. This is one of untold many "minor" damage incidents that someone has to deal with.

June 30, 2006

Pepacton Cove

A side arm of the Pepacton reservoir showing the height of the water, and how muddy it is.

June 30, 2006
"Pepacton Cove" image

"Mountain Laural"

Mountain Laural

The rainy weather has been good for the wildflowers. There are many clumps of these (which I believe are Mountain Laurel) all along the road.

June 30, 2006

Temporary Waterfall

Another example of how wet it still was — this is one of many waterfalls that are normally not seen along this route.

June 30, 2006
"Temporary Waterfall" image

"Pepacton Reservoir (6/30/06)"

Pepacton Reservoir (6/30/06)

After recent flooding, the Pepacton reservoir is full. The water gets muddier the farther east you go.

June 30, 2006

Pepacton Bridge Fishing Access

At the bridge crossing the Pepaction Reservoir, fisherman leave their boats up on the shore. I fear many didn't pull theirs high enough this year.

June 30, 2006
"Pepacton Bridge Fishing Access" image

"Ashokan Scene 1 (6/06)"

Ashokan Scene 1 (6/06)

Pretty scene taken along the road on the southeastern side of the Ashokan reservoir.

June 30, 2006

Ashokan High Water

Shoreline of the Ashokan Reservoir — These trees certainly know that the water is higher than usual!

June 30, 2006
"Ashokan High Water" image

"Ashokan Scene 2 (6/06)"

Ashokan Scene 2 (6/06)

Pretty scene taken along the road on the southeastern side of the Ashokan reservoir.

June 30, 2006

Ashokan Spillway (06/30/06)

The Ashokan reservoir spillway handles a lot of water after recent heavy rains. Tawna got this great shot of the man-made falls, and wheeling birds.

June 30, 2006
"Ashokan Spillway (06/30/06)" image

"Tumbling Water"

Tumbling Water

Tawna took this great closeup of the water tumbling over the Ashokan spillway.

June 30, 2006

Ashokan Outflow

Across the road from the spillway, a raging river results from excess water running out of the reservoir.

June 30, 2006
"Ashokan Outflow" image

"Reservoir Wall"

Reservoir Wall

Tawna captured this elegantly curved diverter wall in the spillway of the Ashokan reservoir.

June 30, 2006

Ashokan Fountain (6/06)

Fountain / Aerator by the Ashokan Reservoir pumping plant.

June 30, 2006
"Ashokan Fountain (6/06)" image

"Buttermilk with Visitor"

Buttermilk with Visitor

Buttermilk Falls at full flow. Note the (unidentified) person getting a closer view.

June 30, 2006

Below the Falls

Water cascading below Buttermilk Falls.

June 30, 2006
"Below the Falls" image

"Gnarled Roots"

Gnarled Roots

Tree roots going to extraordinary lengths to keep the trees from falling into the stream.

June 30, 2006


[ DixPix home page | Thumbnails page ]