A super-foggy and dead calm morning give the pump house at Falls Dam a very cold war/ post-apocalyptic feel. In Raleigh.
A sign of the times… On top of Falls Dam, in Raleigh.
…is another man’s evening of excitement. Isn’t that how the saying goes? While we scramble to empty our containers by the river to prepare for the coming flood, a whole crew of whitewater kayakers enjoy the increased flow through Falls Dam. I can’t say I blame them, it looks like fun. The Neuse River flow
Word came down from the Army Corps of Engineers (or ACE as we like to call them), that they are going to start opening up Falls Dam. Here’s what they said: Wednesday- 2 changes to step up to 1500 cfs Thursday- 2 changes to step up to 3000 cfs Friday- 2 changes to step up
The sun sets behind Falls Dam and over Falls Lake. In Raleigh.
Kids play in the middle of what used to be the Neuse River. All flow out of Falls Dam was stopped to help alleviate flooding from Hurricane Florence downstream.
I’ve got to be honest, I didn’t see this coming. With Hurricane Florence around we’ve gotten tons of questions about how high the Neuse River is and when we will be able to run trips again. The assumption is that, with all the rain, the river is super-high. Well, we actually have the opposite issue. We
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.