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Rain in eastern Mass.

Discussion in 'Places to Paddle' started by Larry Meyer, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. Larry Meyer

    Larry Meyer Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    For three of the last four weekends, the exception being the Memorial Day weekend, we’ve been getting drenched with rain here in eastern Massachusetts. I gather somewhere around 15-18 inches, or about six months worth of rain in six weeks.

    The upside is the rivers are chock-full of water. Memorial Day I did a stretch of the Sudbury, from Wayland up river toward Framingham, past the Heard Pond outlet. Conservation easements along this stretch have preserved it as a sort of food-control basin—and it was doing that job that Monday. Way over the banks and Heard Pond and the riverbed were contiguous. Had I not known the river’s course from many prior trips, I could not have found it.

    Anyway it was a simply glorious morning to go up that way, as the river was much like Okefenokee Swamp. Standing water for hundred of yards over the riverbanks and trees.
     

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