Following Hurricane Matthew in 2016, the release of the water through Falls Dam added about 10 feet of height to the Neuse River level.
Following Hurricane Matthew a few years ago, Falls Lake ended up about 9 feet above its usual height. It took the next 6 weeks for the water to be released through Falls Dam.
This screechy little hawk was hard to find at first because he looked like the top of the tree, but he was so noisy, that eventually I spotted him. Found him while kayaking along the Neuse River in Raleigh.
Here’s a throwback to one of my all time favorite photos we’ve taken. This kingfisher sitting on a powerline that crosses the Neuse River near Falls Dam in Raleigh.
Years of varying water levels from Falls Dam have left its mark on these rocks along the Neuse River in Raleigh.
On the top of Falls Dam, in Raleigh.
Spotted these two in a backyard right across from the Falls Dam Canoe Launch munching on someone’s nicely manicured lawn. Cute little guy still has his spots.
Early in the morning on the Neuse River is a great time to watch the birds come and go. They the river as a sort of highway to travel up and down stream. Nestle down in the trees, be quiet and still, and watch the show.
It is amazing how thick and green everything gets towards the end of the summer. There are 20 shades of green and you can literally feel the moisture rising out of the foliage on a hot summer afternoon.
This little hawk was looking for breakfast over the Neuse River in Raleigh.