East Street washed out in heavy rains

East Street washed out in heavy rains, stream cut through roadbed
Friday, July 23, 2021
Place name or River name: 
East Street, Belchertown
Swift River
42°14'48.07" N
72°20'14.29" W

A small tributary of the Swift river cut through roadbed at East Street in Belchertown after the culvert was washed out in heavy rains in July 2021. Debris carried by stormflow overtopped the beaver dam (still standing, at road level, rear left) and clogged the undersized structure, causing the road failure and flooding damage to homes downstream. This culvert was replaced by a 9-foot structure.