The Dams are Open

For the first time in a very long time the dams above Eugenia Falls have been opened. The rainfall and snow melt have caused some flooding so the conservation authority decided to open the dams. Walking up to the main viewing platform at the top of the falls is challenging as the entire section is flooded.

Flooded

Flooded

Hiking down to the next viewing area is a little better but there is still a large puddle in the way. The puddle is not stopping people from getting over to the edge to get a photograph of the falls. Most of us have never seen the falls like this. It’s like the Niagara River is pouring over the edge rather than the Beaver River.

The Photographer

The Photographer

A few people can’t get past the large puddle but I was smart enough to wear my waterproof hikers and today was the day to test them out. They performed brilliantly and I was able to get the photograph below with dry, albeit cold, feet.

Eugenia Falls

Eugenia Falls

Isn’t it magnificent? This is a full blown waterfall here folks. Don’t know what it normally looks like? Take a peek below for a photograph taken last summer.

Eugenia Falls with Little Flow

Eugenia Falls with Little Flow

Quite a large difference, don’t you think? The Falls is pretty much like that no matter what time of year with the occasional flow that might be a touch larger but not like the photo above this one. 

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