Oak Orchard roars at Waterport Dam

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 May 2017 at 11:19 pm

WATERPORT – The Oak Orchard River has been roaring at the Waterport Dam since the big rain storm on Monday, followed by continued steady rain. The waterfalls at the dam is pictured this morning.

This photo from October 2013 shows how the waterfalls looked without so much rain.

The inflows at the power plant are obscured from all of the water this morning.

Here is how the spot looked in October 2013. It is a popular fishing spot in the fall when the salmon make their annual run.

The Oak Orchard and other streams and creeks in the county all are carrying more water than normal after the deluge of rain this past week, following a rainy April.

The Oak Orchard was misty with foam floating this morning.

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