Black Brook

Black Brook and road
Black Brook road damage
Black Brook, downstream view

A short walk up the now discontinued Black Brook Road reveals considerable alterations to the stream and nearby infrastructure.

Black Brook is a high gradient stream.   During Irene, it was capable of moving large boulders, rocks, uprooting and transporting trees. There was sufficient force to scour several vertical feet of streambed, transport large boulders and uprooted trees, and widen the bed enough to destroy Black Brook Road, which runs along the  brook.   New guardrails had been installed along Black Brook road just a few weeks before Irene hit. These also were destroyed during the storm. As of late February 2016, repairs to Black Brook road were underway. The bottom photo, taken on February 26, 2016, shows how the stream bank has been stabilized. 

Black Brook and road
Black Brook road damage
Black Brook, downstream view

A short walk up the now discontinued Black Brook Road reveals considerable alterations to the stream and nearby infrastructure.

Black Brook is a high gradient stream.   During Irene, it was capable of moving large boulders, rocks, uprooting and transporting trees. There was sufficient force to scour several vertical feet of streambed, transport large boulders and uprooted trees, and widen the bed enough to destroy Black Brook Road, which runs along the  brook.   New guardrails had been installed along Black Brook road just a few weeks before Irene hit. These also were destroyed during the storm. As of late February 2016, repairs to Black Brook road were underway. The bottom photo, taken on February 26, 2016, shows how the stream bank has been stabilized. 

Black Brook and road
Black Brook road damage
Black Brook, downstream view

A short walk up the now discontinued Black Brook Road reveals considerable alterations to the stream and nearby infrastructure.

Black Brook is a high gradient stream.   During Irene, it was capable of moving large boulders, rocks, uprooting and transporting trees. There was sufficient force to scour several vertical feet of streambed, transport large boulders and uprooted trees, and widen the bed enough to destroy Black Brook Road, which runs along the  brook.   New guardrails had been installed along Black Brook road just a few weeks before Irene hit. These also were destroyed during the storm. As of late February 2016, repairs to Black Brook road were underway. The bottom photo, taken on February 26, 2016, shows how the stream bank has been stabilized. 

Black Brook and road
Black Brook road damage
Black Brook, downstream view

A short walk up the now discontinued Black Brook Road reveals considerable alterations to the stream and nearby infrastructure.

Black Brook is a high gradient stream.   During Irene, it was capable of moving large boulders, rocks, uprooting and transporting trees. There was sufficient force to scour several vertical feet of streambed, transport large boulders and uprooted trees, and widen the bed enough to destroy Black Brook Road, which runs along the  brook.   New guardrails had been installed along Black Brook road just a few weeks before Irene hit. These also were destroyed during the storm. As of late February 2016, repairs to Black Brook road were underway. The bottom photo, taken on February 26, 2016, shows how the stream bank has been stabilized. 

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