Denise Goldberg's blog

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

water level

For the past several weeks I've been wondering why the level of the water in Field Pond was much lower than normal. As I walked today I met some folks who knew the answer. Apparently the state has started the process of repairing the nine dams and spillways in Harold Parker State Forest; the dam at Field Pond is currently under construction.

The dams were constructed 100 years ago to create man-made ponds.

While I prefer to see the ponds filled with water I have to admit the lower water level creates some interesting views. I walked today on land that is normally well below the water's surface.

Field Pond, Harold Parker State Forest