Cascading Waters can be found at 135 Olean Street on the eastern edge of Worcester's northwest parklands, the Cascades. The Cascades are 350 acres of park and conservation lands along the borders of Worcester, Paxton, and Holden, Massachusetts. Home to countless species of plants and animals, the Cascades are open to passive recreation year-round.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Lots of Rain Means a Full Brook and Running Cascades

It is 7:52 pm,
42.4 degress F and steady,
98% humidity and steady,
29.68" of mercury and falling.

Today we have had 0.75" of rain.

The Cascades Brook is full, though not quite at flood stage.
The small dams of leaves and twigs made by the spring floods have filled up into pools of water.
The brook is white with the movement of water.

Meanwhile, at dusk, the Cascades are readily apparent as a bright white of moving and foaming water coming down the dark rock face of the hill in low light.
It is as if the moving water is luminous.

A few more days of this and we might just manage to get the brook to flood stage and the Cascades really running!

Everything is wet and muddy.

The low pressure of the storm and the burgeoning allergy season are an interesting mix for the sinuses.

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