Our winter has really been a washout for the last couple of weeks. What snow we've had has been lousy for making snow-people and often with a crust of sleet mixed in. We've had freezing rain and slush on our skating pond, and we haven't gone sledding all year. But we do have one winter treat that has long been absent from these hills but is back with a vengeance. Since the hydro-plant at Falls Village, Connecticut went to "run of river" management from a "pond and release" regime, we have gained a rediscovered natural wonder.
After heavy winter rains, the Great Falls of the Housatonic are awake and roaring.
This morning I stopped by at the head of the Falls. If this gage is any indication, it should be even more dramatic tomorrow after the snow and sleet we'll be getting tonight.