Black Brook and road

Black Brook and road Nov 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013

Black Brook and Black Brook road. 

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. The road was so heavily damaged that it has not been repaired as of late 2015, four years later.