For comparison purposes, the photo to the left is of the herring ladder right at the EBSCO dam. It was taken last March 18th at "normal" flow. The photo to the right was taken today. I just hope the water recedes before herring counts start on April 1st! Notice the approximate six feet of clearance from the water surface to the bottom of the foot bridge at the top of the photo on the left, and the lack of clearance on the right.
Looking towards EBCSO Publishing right at the dam. The dam starts at the end of the causeway on the left.
Standing on the footbridge looking right at the dam, there should be a significant drop where now there's just a wave.
The parking lot behind Zumi's. The river's normal channel runs at least 20 feet behind that shed.
Another one of EBSCO's buildings just before the dam, the water isn't usually right up to the bricks.
I shot some great videos which I'll download later tonight and get up for you. You can't really feel the power of the river until you see if in motion and hear the sound. Luckily our basement is still dry even though we're only 100 feet from the river. The last time our house got soggy the water level went over 10 feet, hopefully we'll just squeak by with this flood....