Watery Wednesday # 60: Hurricane Falls

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Hurricane Falls, Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia. June 23, 2009.

This is my post for Watery Wednesday.  To see more of our beautiful watery world, or to join and post your own pictures to share, click HERE.

Betsy and I have been to Tallulah Gorge State Park in Georgia twice this year.  We were there for the first time in June and liked it so much that we returned in October.

Actually the main reason we went back fits in very nicely with Watery Wednesday.  There is a dam at the head of Tallulah Gorge that restricts the flow of water through the gorge.  The picture above was taken in June and shows Hurricane Falls as it normally appears.

But a few times during the spring and fall the flood gates of the dam are open to allow the water to flow over the falls as it did before the dam was built.  We went back to see the waterfalls when there was an increased flow over them.

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Hurricane Falls, Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia. October 14, 2009.

This picture was taken in October when the flood gates were open.  Both pictures were taken from the same location.  Can you see the difference a lot of water can make?

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18 Responses to “Watery Wednesday # 60: Hurricane Falls”

  1. Suz Says:

    Wow, what a difference!!! Great shots George.

  2. Susie Says:

    Oh yes, there is definitely a big difference. So pretty there.

  3. happilyretired Says:

    Yes … the difference it noticeable! It’s a beautiful place … well worth returning as time permits 😉
    Hugs and blessings,

  4. NCMountainwoman Says:

    I loved the before and after shots. How fortunate you were there for the release.

  5. Cheryl Says:

    What a difference for sure. How fortunate you were to be able to view the falls at different times.

  6. Karen Says:

    Yes, before and after make quite a difference.

  7. amanda Says:

    I can see why they call it Hurricane falls George that water is really moving, love that cascading look you got in these photos!

  8. imac Says:

    Magic waters George, love it.

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  9. Martha Says:

    A lovely fall. In the Sierra where we spend a lot of time we watch the waining of the flow in creeks and water falls as the summer progresses.

  10. J Bar Says:

    It’s beautiful.

  11. Karin Says:

    That’s so neat that you took that shot from the same location for comparison! It does make a huge difference! Beautiful picture!

  12. Eileen Says:

    Wonderful photos of the waterfalls. Very pretty.

  13. Judy Says:

    George, that is a BIG difference to the water coming over the falls!!! You are making me want to take the detour to Niagara when we go to visit my parents at christmas. It would only be a detour of 4 hours, on a drive of 7, after all.

  14. Becky Says:

    This type of watery shot always gives such an ethereal feeling…this is gorgeous…

  15. diane Says:

    They are great shots of the waterful in both months. That’s interesting to see the difference. Do you use a tripod and slow down the speed? I’ve tried it without a tripod but the background is always blury due to camera shake.

  16. mary Says:

    What a difference! That’s a lot of water and really gorgeous in full flow.

  17. MaryBeth Says:

    Excellent falls and excellent shot. Quite a difference when the water is released.

    Neat wood pile. do you have a woodstove or a fireplace or do you heat with wood? MB

  18. Hilda Says:

    Such a dramatic difference! Especially now that you’ve posted both photos together.

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