Aerial views

The Deerfield River as it runs between Deerfield Academy on the left and Route 91 on the right.  View is facing south.  

A considerable amount of sediment was deposited in these agricultural and Deerfield Academy fields during Tropical Storm Irene, which passed through the area a few days before this photo was taken. 


Farms and fields flooded after Tropical Storm Irene.  This photo shows widespread deposition of sediment and damage to crops from the storm. The Old Deerfield treatment plant can be seen in the upper left quadrant of the image. It is adjacent to the river and at the edge of an expanse of agricultural land.  As can be seen in the photo, large swaths of corn fields were destroyed by overflowing waters and sediment deposits. Some of these are well away from the river channel, indicating how far flood flows extended.