Thursday, September 20, 2012

Concord River and a Feel of Fall

Each time the sun disappeared behind the clouds, there was little doubt that fall is approaching.  Other changes noted while paddling on the Concord River between Lowell Road and Buttricks Hill this afternoon were masonry work being done at the abutments for the Old North Bridge.  Another was the large pump in place to maintain water levels in the marshes and ponds of Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge...

This seems to be done about this time every year.

Despite recent rain events, the river's water level remains low.

Trash encountered was enough to fill a milk crate...
 
 
There were 14 recyclable containers (7 redeemable) and 13 pieces of miscellaneous rubbish including plastic bags, bait tubs, a balloon, and styrofoam.  YTD = 5651

2 comments:

Mike said...

Looks like fall comes several weeks earlier "up North" than around here in North Carolina. We get into Fall around the third week in October. That's when I plan to paddle Lake Holt and take in all the wonderful leaf colors! How "late" in the season do you paddle?

Suasco Al said...

Mike, I like the sound of the later falls and milder winters that you guys have.
I usually keep going till the water turns solid or the air temperatures are below freezing.