Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Wadhams Falls,...

The ice on the waterfall in a nearby community has finally fallen away. This photo was taken Sunday. On the right side of the falls you can see a large chunk of ice that fell forward onto the rock ledges. I know these photos will be of special interest to a fellow blogger who loves waterfalls, Betsy from Tennessee.

This is a natural waterfall. However, many years ago it was enhanced by a dam at the top of the falls to support the local power plant. A large tubing ran from the dam at the top of the falls to the electric generating plant below the bridge that spans the river.


The plant looks deserted now. However it is not! It is still producing electricity and the current owner keeps it in good operating condition. I'll do some research on that for another post.

Enjoy the waterfall Betsy!



13 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

WOW Cedar..... I love that waterfall and the entire area. Gorgeous!!!! Maybe someday we can get up there to see it...

Thanks for mentioning me in your blog.

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Char said...

that last shot is really a beaut! how wonderful to live near such a beautiful sight.

Michele said...

Gosh, that is quite the waterfalls indeed!! It must be spectacular to be standing there and to hear the roar of that water but right now to see that ice melting away and seeing those chunks slowing pull away must be quick a sight as well.
Really awesome photos!
Hug♥
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corin said...

Nice picture. I love waterfalls too. We have one here next to a closed down mill.

Shellmo said...

That is a gorgeous waterfall!

NCmountainwoman said...

Nice waterfall! It must be a beautiful sight.

montucky said...

Wow! What a beautiful place! I'd just have to spend a bunch of time there! I love waterfalls anyway, and you captured that beautifully!

Carole said...

What a fantastic shot! At least it's evidence that the snow and ice IS really melting! :-D

Jean said...

Beautiful waterfall pics! Jean

itsmynature said...

Very nice landscape images, Cedar. I particularly like how you were able to capture the falls clearly which maintaining the beautiful blue sky. Well doen.

Tammie Lee said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Laurie and Chris said...

We love waterfalls also. We haven't been to this one. It looks really pretty.

A New England Life said...

Talk about old school! That power plant is really historic! Hard to believe it's still in working order.

Can't wait to see some more great photo's. Love this old time stuff : )