Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Dam, Thomaston, Connecticut


While far worse things were happening at home and abroad, over the past several days the northeastern U.S. was battered by a classic nor'easter storm system. New York City got an unheard-of eight inches of rain in a single day. The Thomaston Dam is a flood-control project in western Connecticut, built to prevent a recurrance of deadly flooding of the Naugatuck River that took place in 1955.

The Basin, Thomaston, Connecticut

Normally the dam rises above an empty basin of dirt and scrub trees with a meandering narrow stream running through. Tuesday, the effect of the nor'easter was clear to see.

The Spillway, Thomaston, Connecticut

Downstream, Thomaston, Connecticut

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