Intermittent tributary

Intermittent stream entering the Green River in Vermont. Green River Road is just off to the right of the photo.

In this photo, riprap protecting Green River Road can be seen on the right. This was installed to repair damage from Tropical Storm Irene.

Notice the tree in the center of the photograph, perched on a peninsula between the Green River on the right and an intermittent tributary on the left. The Green River is cutting into the bank here, exposing roots. It is only a matter of time before the tree collapses.