Sunday, March 14, 2010

High water

A few scenes from high water in this part of the Ohio Valley today (Sunday):

The lower bullnose at the Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam, nee Gallipolis Locks and Dam.

On the Kanawha River, high water allows for better viewing of some of my favorite old boats.

Back down the Ohio on the Ohio side, seven of the eight rollers at R.C. Byrd were out of the water. Why the other roller remained in the river, I have no idea.

As the water rushed around the dam piers, it kind of piled up.

The only boat we saw on the Ohio was the Sylvia H, which Adam and I saw Friday evening passing Huntington upbound. Here it's tied to the West Virginia shore about two miles below R.C. Byrd with the same barge tow.