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the brook

the brook

The Felchner Brook VT video was generously donated by Lewis and Susan Case. They have granted permission for its use for NWS/gov't training and awareness. It is a great example of the dynamics and power that can build up with ice jams and releases during

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The Felchner Brook VT video was generously donated by Lewis and Susan Case. They have granted permission for its use for NWS/gov't training and awareness. It is a great example of the dynamics and power that can build up with ice jams and releases during spring break-up. The description behind the video by Mr. Case: "On the morning of the 18th, we were outside enjoying the balmy weather. I had a digital camera. I took some still shots of the area. My wife, Susan, mentioned the video feature on our digital camera. So, I took some video shots of the water in the brook before the ice broke. The water was up to the banks of the brook. This means that the water was about 3 feet below me as I stood on 4 feet of snow. The brook channel is about 3 feet deep at this area and 20 feet wide. The water was just cresting above the snow. We knew that there was a lot of water and we knew it could go at any moment. I took a video lower on the brook. I then followed my wife up to our water falls and started shooting the brook again. Babble, babble, babble. Cute. Then Susan shouted that something was coming. We could hear a freight train coming down the brook. I turned to the falls just in time to see the train arrive. Wow. What a rush of water. Of note, there is a swamp below that absorbed the mass of this water flow and reduced the devastation below. Thus, another good note for preserving wet lands. The high water flow lasted about 5 minutes and in 10 minutes it was down to "normal flow". "