EOS-Friday #15

For those of you who are new or don’t understand the title EOS-Friday, read on.

Every Friday I post photos submitted by my readers. The concept began after reading and liking the website Skywatch Friday, where readers from around the world submit their photos. I thought, I can do that. And fifteen weeks later, we’re still doing it, quite nicely I might add.

Earth Ocean Sky-Friday (or EOS-Friday for short) gives you an opportunity to have others see your work on my platform and we get a chance to see a greater part of the world than I can offer from New York and Rhode Island. Click the link on the home page, EOS-Friday,The Rules for all the nuts and bolts, and Enter On!

From Sound Beacher: 
Things I heard on my walk

The Beloved Creek

From EarthImage
We had five inches of rain at rates ranging from drizzle to one-half-inch in fifteen minutes, so time was spent investigating various drainage failures and weaken dams. The pretty pond is mostly a mud flat in August, or a wet meadow, depending on one’s viewpoint.

13 thoughts on “EOS-Friday #15

  1. I could hear that flag too. Excellent photos, all. Hard to believe it’s week 15 and still such great entries.

    Maybe Priya and Mags could send something from their respective countries one week. And Val, too.

  2. Thanks for looking Sound Beacher. Some towns have their flags half-mast when a local military person dies.

  3. My understanding is that flag protocol on full/half staff is at the option and opinion of the flag pole owner.

    Today’s other Town poles flew flags at half staff. The flag pictured is on a Town pole. Let’s determine who sets Town policy and why or how?

    Ask the First Selectman. 203 622-7700 You make the call.

  4. EarthImage: in your third photo here, is that lake overflow, run off from a stream…I can’t tell exactly but it looks serious. Has it receded?

  5. John- That is the immediate upstream condition at the Sherwood Avenue Bridge over the West Branch of the Byram River.

    The Town of Greenwich CT just spent $400,000 on engineering and soft costs to perform a $ 300,000 bridge repair. Yet this bridge did not survive a one-year intensity rainfall on March 10 without having its erosion control mats ripped up and rolled under the bridge. Since there is no overflow spillway or escape for flood waters, the overland flows you witness deeply scoured the upstream abutments, scoured out the adjacent owner’s well and scoured the banks.

    I leave it to your imagination as to what a hurricane type rainfall will do to the bridge.

  6. Thank you for the detailed explanation. Do those residents affected by the overflow due to lack of spillway/escape (which I presume means the town didn’t choose to budget for it?) have legal recourse?

  7. There are many unknowns. The Town Engineer was asked about this matter at the presentation of the new drainage manual on 4/19/2011. So far the Town seems to assess this as no more than a minor problem with the contractor’s installation of the erosion controls.

    Legal recourse is a legal question, but so far only the adjacent owner seems to have experienced property damage.

    This week is the first storm with an intensity greater than one inch per hour. My caption comment meant to say greater than one-half-inch in 15 minutes.[Ed. note: I have changed the caption copy to reflect this] This is clearly an on-going concern, both as a matter of safety as well as water quality.

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