Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Still Standing

We had a ton of rain here two nights ago in southern Ontario. Many rivers and streams became swollen with all the runoff. This combined with an unusual January thaw made me wonder how Kay's bridge was doing particularly, as it, of the ten dry stone bridges we've built in Canada, has quite a volume of water go under it even in the dry summer months.

You can see from this angle the flow of water comes crashing down the hill parallel to the direction of  the bridge and then makes a sharp turn left to the east.

By chance, John McLeod who lives on Cross Cemetery Road near Rockport, just across the road from the bridge, took photos yesterday and sent me some of the stream in full flow. He wrote "... thought you might like to see how it looks today...it's still standing"


  1. Hi John,

    Great photos of your beautiful bridge. It looks wonderful with all that water rushing under it.

    I loved your use of the phrase "a ton of rain" as we just got the 2012 rainfall figures from the local water utility company rain-gauge.
    I believe an inch of rain equates to 100 tons of water per acre. The rain-gauge figures showed we have had 112 inches of rain (9 feet 4 inches) or 11200 tons of rainwater per acre around here in Slaidburn in rural Lancashire, UK!

    David Higham