PHOTOS OF EXCEPTIONAL EROSION IN THE BUTTERMILK CREEK
BASIN CAUSED BY THE 8/8 to 8/10/09 EXCURSIONARY RAIN EVENTS


The Fox Valley Rd bridge washed away, water rose 40' here,
note the upstream side steel plates folded inward
pipe 
(original: size= 2592 x 1944)
The Fox Valley Rd bridge was washed away, the water rose 40' here,
note upstream-side steel plates folded inward


Approximately 40' of roadbed gone, note corrugated steel culvert
pipe
(original: size= 2592 x 1944)
Approximately 40' of roadbed gone, note the corrugated steel culvert pipe still in creekbed


BR&P RR contractor removing slide material from Buttermilk Cr
just upstream of Fox Valley Rd bridge, note Fox Valley Rd bridge railing in background
(original: size= 2592 x 1944)
BR&P RR contractor removing alluvium and slide material from Buttermilk Cr just upstream
of Fox Valley Rd bridge, track was compromised here, note Fox Valley Rd bridge railing in background


View upstream, picture taken from damaged track area
(original: size= 2592 x 1944)
View upstream, picture taken from damaged track area


Southern end of damaged track area, note newly-placed heavy
aggregate drainageway 
(original: size= 2592 x 1944)
Southern end of damaged track area, note newly-placed heavy aggregate drainageway at left,
an attempt to prevent overflow from the large pond above from running directly downslope across the tracks


Another upstream view, note large woody debris along creekbed
(original: size= 2592 x 1944)
Another upstream view, note large woody debris along creekbed


East end of White St bridge at Rt 240 in village of West Valley
(original: size= 2592 x 1944)
East end of White St bridge at Rt 240 in the village of West Valley


View north along Rt 240 in West Valley, Buttermilk Cr at left
(original: size= 2592 x 1944)
View north along Rt 240 in West Valley, Buttermilk Cr is at left


Large woody debris cast up along Buttermilk at spot of previous photo 
(original: size= 2592 x 1944)
Large woody debris cast up along Buttermilk at spot of previous photo


Contractor clearing flood debris from below Ashford Hollow Rd bridge at
Rt 240
(original: size= 2592 x 1944)
Contractor clearing flood debris from below Ashford Hollow Rd bridge at Rt 240,
2' flood surge here carried large volumes of the native rocky soils across road into eastside backyards


Large alluvial deposit along east side of Rt 240 at Felton Hill Rd
(original: size= 2592 x 1944)
Large alluvial deposit, very rocky native soils were washed down Felton Hill Rd to the east side of Rt 240


Storm repair work already underway along Felton Hill Rd
(original: size= 2592 x 1944)
Storm repair work already underway along Felton Hill Rd


Source of alluvium in previous photos, small creek along south side of Felton Hill Rd above BR&P RR bridge 
(original: size= 2592 x 1944)
Source of the alluvium in the previous photos,
a small tributary of Buttermilk Cr running along south side of Felton Hill Rd above BR&P RR bridge


View to the left of the previous photo
(original: size= 2592 x 1944)
View to the left of the previous photo


View slightly to left of previous photo
(original: size= 2592 x 1944)
View slightly to the left of previous photo, note the replacement steel culvert
and the concrete barriers placed to protect the BR&P bridge in the background (top left)


Replacement culvert already blocked by further debris from 8/23 storm
(original: size= 2592 x 1944)
Replacement culvert already blocked by further debris from 8/23 storm


View upstream from top of replacement culverted crossing, note original smaller diameter culvert at left 
(original: size= 2592 x 1944)
View upstream from top of replacement culverted crossing,
note original smaller diameter culvert at left


View down Felton Hill Rd, note barricades placed to protect RR bridge
(original: size= 2592 x 1944)
View down Felton Hill Rd, note barricades placed to protect the RR bridge


Buffalo St bridge in Springville was washed out
(original: size= 2592 x 1944)
Buffalo St bridge in Springville was washed out


Closeup of Buffalo St bridge washout in Springville
(original: size= 2592 x 1944)
Closeup of the Buffalo St bridge washout in Springville


Storm debris just downstream of Buffalo St bridge 
(original: size= 2592 x 1944)
Storm debris just downstream of the Buffalo St bridge in Springville


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