https://www.btlt.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Androscoggin-Woods-Shoreline-scaled.jpg 450 800 Lydia Coburn https://www.btlt.org//wp-content/uploads/2021/03/BTLT2021WebBanner1Green-300x90.png Lydia Coburn2024-01-19 09:18:102024-01-19 12:22:34High Water at Androscoggin Woods
Like many communities, the Land Trust is still taking stock after the recent string of storms that brought high water, winds, and heavy rain to assess the damage to our trails, infrastructure, and properties. Board member Jan Smith captured the unbelievable flooding that occurred during the late December 2023 storm along the Androscoggin River and at the Land Trust’s Androscoggin Woods property, with high water levels that flooded the majority of the trail system and even the parking area! Thankfully the property had already been closed for the winter, so there were no cars or visitors who were impacted by the flooding. See for yourself in Jan’s photos below, taken by drone the day after the storm, and for an extended view, footage from his drone flight over the property.
With plenty of winter storms still ahead, this spring staff and volunteers will be working hard to address damage caused by flooding, downed trees, and high winds on our trails to ensure that they are safe and enjoyable for another season of use. If you would like to help by joining our trail crew, please contact email@example.com!