Cold River Aerial photo

Cold River Aerial photo
Watershed: 
Deerfield
Description/Comments: 

This Google Maps image of the Cold River where it meets the Deerfield was taken after Tropical Storm Irene.  The gray patch in the center is a large debris field created when the Cold changed its course during Irene. The river shifted some 70 yards west. It abandoned its previous channel near the trees adjacent to Route 2 and carved a new one, taking out a portion of the island to the left. The debris field left by this realignment, with many large boulders visible, suggests the power of the flows generated by Irene.