Friday, November 20, 2015

November Rainbow at High Falls

High Falls of the Pigeon River sure looks a lot different than it did a week ago!  In the past week we've received about 4 inches of rain which in turn has raised the Pigeon River water level about 5 feet.  The USGS maintains a monitoring station a couple of miles upstream from High Falls and according to that station the gauge height on the river went from 3 feet to 8 feet!  Yesterday morning I hiked up to the falls to see how it looked after the rain.  I was treated to an awesome view of the falls with high water levels, dark clouds overhead and just enough sunlight poking through the clouds behind me to produce a nice rainbow!

Below:  Here is a graph from the USGS monitoring station that shows the change in the water level.


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