Monday, September 5, 2016

Before & After

Photo taken in late June a short while after the gates were closed.

As many in these parts know, July 24, 2010 there was a period of heavy rain and the dam just southwest of Delhi, Iowa failed leaving the area upstream with a greatly reduced flow of the  Maquoketa River.  After six dry years, the gates on the new dam were closed and water now flows over the newly constructed spillway.  As a result, Lake Delhi is once again an area in which to recreate and many folks, including myself, are thrilled.  And, on this Labor Day holiday, one expects the river to be full of boats as people enjoy the return of the lake.

Photo taken August 27 with water now flowing over the new spillway.

Photo taken just after sunrise on September 3 as fog still hovers over parts of the river.

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