The Power of Water


These photos give a little bit of a view of the incredible power of the river Momas. In these photos it’s higher than it usually was while I was there, but it’s nowhere near the water level it reaches when a hurricane comes. In the photo above, you can see a dark brown spot where the river has rapidly eaten away at the gravel wall put up as a temporary erosion control measure. In the bottom photo, you can see the force as the river falls six feet over a concrete barrier and hits the bottom of the barrier, and creates an eddy and wavy, disturbed water extending about 9 feet downstream.