Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Towpath Seeks Mule Team After Flood

Maybe the mules that once towed the boats along the canal could return to scrape all the mud off of the towpath. When I stopped by, three days after Hurricane Irene's deluge, a fine layer of goo had been deposited throughout the floodplain. Rivers have long deposited sediment in floodplains during floods,  enriching the soil. Hopefully, lighter rains will wash the mud off of the trail.
It was easy to see how deep the floodwaters had been--about knee-high along the towpath near Harrison Street.
Meanwhile, at Rogers Refuge, upstream from Alexander Road, floodwaters rose halfway up the kiosk.

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