Friday, September 09, 2011

Connecticut River: Big Muddy

Here is a great satellite photo of the Connecticut River spewing amazing amounts of sediment into Long Island Sound. Somebody today told me that an entire huge elm tree washed up on his beach after Irene. And someone else told me that she had heard about an incredible amounts of big debris washing into the sound -- large appliances, lumber, all kinds of stuff.

Here's something fascinating from NASA. I saw it on Facebook from the Connecticut River Watershed Council:

Preliminary estimates of river flow at Thompsonville, Connecticut, (not shown in this image) reached 128,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) on August 30, nearly 64 times the usual flow (2,000 cfs) for early fall and the highest flow rate since May 1984. At the mouth of the river—where flow is tidal, and therefore not gauged—the peak water height reached 6.9 feet (2.1 meters) above sea level, almost a foot higher than at any time in the past 10 years.


Anonymous Connecticut River Watershed Council said...

Thanks for the shout out to CRWC's Facebook page! For more info, folks can visit our website:

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