Flood 2006

picnic table
Before the flood. Picnic area, early summer morning, 2005, looking from the bottom of the gorge east toward the salt spring. By Deborah O'Hara.
June 29, 2006. Fall Brook Creek, first footbridge leading to picnic area and trail heads.
June 29, 2006. Fall Brook Creek, first footbridge leading to picnic area and trail heads.
Fall Brook Creek
June 29, 2006. Where does Fall Brook Creek end and the picnic area begin?
Water pools at the heads of Hemlock, Hardwood, and Upland trails.
June 30, 2006. Water now pools at the heads of Hemlock, Hardwood, and Upland trails.
First footbridge
June 29, 2006. First footbridge. The bridge was moved 2 feet from its base. The retaining wall supporting the bridge was severely undermined. Emergency repairs have been made, but more are badly needed.

Susquehanna County Oral History Project September 2005

High-water mark at the main kiosk
June 29, 2006. High-water mark at the main kiosk. The flooded phone had to be replaced.
picnic area after flood
July 2, 2006. Picnic area, viewed from where the water jumped the bank of Fall Brook toward the salt spring.
Second footbridge.
Summer 2005. Second footbridge.
Second footbridge, collapsed after the storm.
Summer 2006. Second footbridge after the storm.
remnants of the second footbridge
July 2, 2006. Second footbridge. The bank eroded about 10 feet on the south side, causing the bridge to fall into the water. It was subsequently hit by rocks and snapped in two.