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.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Cascades Breaking Through!

The Cascades began to break through last night!
There is strong flow, the water is crashing, and we expect more ice to break free today.

Be careful hiking today. The ice is thinning and the snowpack is giving way. We had two folks have trouble in the forest yesterday with the ice or snowpack giving way on them, and while everyone is fine, it would be wise to view your footing with a skeptical eye due to melting.

Ted also reported in from the AT yesterday!

Cascading Waters Trailhead Conditions at 7:30 am (elev. 630'):

Temperature is 34.5 degrees F and steady;
Humidity is 73% and steady;
Pressure is 29.56" of Hg and steady;
Wind is stirring with 0.5 mph registering;
Skies are overcast;
It is gently spitting rain;
THE Cascades began to break through last night with strong flow;
Both channels of the Cascades Brook are flowing and swollen;
USFS Forest Fire Danger is NONE.

National Weather Service Forecast:

Snow showers likely.
Cloudy, with a high near 35.
North wind around 9 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

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