A heavier than usual winter snow pack combined with torrential spring rains cooked up a recipe for disaster for the low lying areas near the Upper & Lower Dams on April 29th, April 30th and May 1st. Homes and businesses on Main Street, Hubbard Avenue, Mill Street, North Street & Water Street took the brunt of nature’s force as seen in the photos documenting this infamous weather event.

Upper Dam Breach before North Street side breaks open

 

Upper Dam Breach before North Street side breaks open

 

Upper Dam Breach after North Street side breaks open

 

Upper Dam Breach after North Street side breaks open

 

Mill Street Bridge from Upper Dam

 

Upper Dam Breach after North Street side breaks open

 

Water Street from Mill Street

 

Water Street

 

Water Street

 

Water Street from Mill Street

 

North Street from Water Street

 

Water Street

 

Water Street from Commercial Street

 

Water Street from Commercial Street

 

Water Street from Commercial Street

 

Corner of Water Street & Commercial Street

 

Corner of Water Street & Commercial Street

 

Automobile Rescue at Upper Mill Street (Photo 1)

 

Automobile Rescue at Upper Mill Street (Photo 2)

 

Automobile Rescue at Upper Mill Street (Photo 3)

 

Automobile Rescue at Upper Mill Street with Frank L. Griffith (Photo 4)

 

North Street Bridge

 

North Street Bridge

 

North Street Bridge

 

North Street Bridge

 

North Street Bridge Runoff

 

Mill Street at corner of Moore Street

 

American Woolen Company at Lower Dam April 29th

 

American Woolen Company at Lower Dam April 30th

 

American Woolen Company at Lower Dam May 1st

 

Lower Dam

 

Lower Dam

 

American Woolen Company at Lower Dam

 

Lower Dam looking across to Water Street

 

Lower Dam looking across to Water Street

 

Lower Dam looking across to Hubbard Avenue

 

From roof of American Woolen Company at Lower Dam looking across to Carding Mill & Hubbard Avenue

 

Lower Dam from Main Street Bridge looking at Carding Mill

 

Lower Dam at Raceway Bridge

 

Lower Dam below Main Street Bridge

 

Lower Dam below Main Street Bridge

 

American Woolen Company below Lower Dam

 

American Woolen Company Cleanup below Lower Dam

 

American Woolen Company below Lower Dam

 

Receding waters at corner of Upper Mill Street & Water Street