Smith River

With all the moisture, wind gusts and snow melt over the past 48 hours, I thought the Smith River Dam would be close to breaching today so I went to get a photo.  The lake level was actually fine.  I recall past springs where it crests over the concrete and granite on both sides of the damn sending a torrent of water to the lower dam leading to Back Bay, Lake Winnipesaukee.  

The dam controls water for both Crescent Lake and the larger Lake Wentworth.  The river below the dam is Smith River, not to be confused with the Wentworth-Crescent connector of the same name, and was hand dug pre-civil war.  

Hopefully everyone remembered to keep their foundation drains cleaned out. You can see several homes with drains that are really flowing.

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