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Water Damage at Sunday River

post #1 of 19
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About a month ago, there was a "microburst" in Bethel. It rained 6 inches in 20 mins. Sunday River sustained considerable damage as a result. The water flowed down the trails carrying debris with it. There was tremendous erosion damage at the Barker Lodge and at the base of the White Cap Chair. I finally got up there to look around and thought you might be interested in seeing the damage. A large construction firm will be starting repairs this week with expectations to be ready for opening day as usual. Snow making pipes, pumps stations and data lines were destroyed in the deluge. The footing at the corner of the Barker Lodge has been undermined and the loading area of the small White Cap double chair has been significantly undermined.

This is the first time I have tried to post pictures--my fingers are crossed.

Pump House near Barker Lodge:




Barker Quad and corner of Lodge:




Same view from the other side:




View including more of the lodge:




Close up of the undermined footing at the corner of the lodge:




View down the gorge dug out by the moving water:




Loading station of lift #11 (left most lift looking up):




Erosion around lift tower:




Erosion at base of other lift tower (note ground beneath concrete footing is gone):





Anyone feel like building an ArK? (anyone know how big a "cubit" is?)
post #2 of 19
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Ok, what happened the pictures were there when I typed the post.
post #3 of 19
Hmmmm. I don't see anything under Mozilla Firefox. When I tried with Internet Explorer, I got a bunch of red x's. Where are the images hosted?
post #4 of 19
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Help, if I go to "Edit", the pictures are there. When I "Save" the post they display normally, but when I reload the page, they do not show--Any help would be appreciated.
post #5 of 19
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They are hosted on Picassa.
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post #7 of 19
Workin for me ... IE 6 and 7.
post #8 of 19
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Now 3 of the 9 pics are displaying for me in for me in Firefox and nothing but red Xs in IE.---what is going on??

We need a Moderator!!!
post #9 of 19
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OK, Finally I think they are working. For some reason I had to go into Edit and repaste all the links. Now they seem to be working but they are smaller now. Sorry.
post #10 of 19
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It looks like picassa resizes them. I will have to try another hosting site.
post #11 of 19
Leaving aside the story of the posting of the pics, that's one helluva flood. Wow.
post #12 of 19
6" of rain in 20 min? I cannot imagine what that was like. Imagine if that was snow..not nearly as much damage.

Make snow, not rain.
post #13 of 19
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Bigger pics:

















post #14 of 19
*[Old Jewish voice] So tell me...how do you start a flood?[/Old jewish voice]

ASC sold just in time.




* I AM Jewish, nothing was meant by this but humor.
post #15 of 19
One "Billion" ---long drawn out voice----more of those rains and we have the eastern grand canyon.
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
*[Old Jewish voice] So tell me...how do you start a flood?[/Old jewish voice]

ASC sold just in time.




* I AM Jewish, nothing was meant by this but humor.
Actually, this happenrd before they closedthe deal. Tak is that Boyne wouldn't sign until ASC agreed to repair it. Estimates are around $6 Million.
post #17 of 19

water damage ....

Yep, over a month and helf ago. Nice pics! We were up on Rte.#2 a ways for a hike the following day...and afterwards came over to take a look, with a few other weekend strollers... It appeared that most all the water came down thru the raging brook...exiting out everywhere as well as underneath through the ducts...taking all the loose soil & corner of Barker Lodge with it. Was a pretty graphic evidence of the power of water eh!...even via the narrow brook...however the water was at such a level that it flowed over & took out several of the built up bridges leading down towards the main road...a true gully-washer. I stopped down 2 weeks ago...you'd be really surprised at the great work that they've put in during the following weeks....

$.01
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
6" of rain in 20 min? I cannot imagine what that was like. Imagine if that was snow..not nearly as much damage.

Make snow, not rain.
Hmmm 1 inch of rain = approximately 12 inches of dry snow. Hmmmm. SIX FEET OF SNOW IN 20 MINUTES WAAAAHOOOO. : Should have been colder.

I now know microbursts well. Had one here two weeks ago. Ended up with four pine trees laying on my house! One small hole in the roof. No water damage or cracked drywall! Only minor damage thank God. No one was hurt here, just property damage. One guy had his new truck with 600 miles on it crushed. Lots and lots of trees down. Lost power for 24 hours in the neighborhood. The last time I saw winds like it was on Guam during SuperTyphoon Pamela.
post #19 of 19
Wow! Action pics would have been fun.
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