Chickley River, West Hawley Road bend

The Chickley River caused significant damage during Tropical Storm Irene. It washed out several portions of West Hawley Road (Route 8A) in Hawley. The river takes a sharp bend at this location (about a mile downstream of the town garage), and took a good length of the road with it during the storm.  The evident erosion across the river, on the inside bend of the stream (usually a place of deposition) gives an idea of how high and damaging the flows were during Irene. This image was taken in June of 2013 during a period of fairly high flow. 

Chickley River June 14 2013


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