Bardstown Visuals

Posted by Spalding Hurst

December 16, 2007

After the heavy rains of last week, here are a couple of visuals of the Beech Fork and Rowan Creek in Bardstown, KY.

Beech Fork in Bardstown, KY 6500cfs
Beech Fork 6500cfs

Above is the Beech Fork at about 6500cfs. You are looking at the rubble dam which is completely washed out at this level.

Below are pictures of the large drop on Rowan Creek. This stream feeds into the Beech Fork near the rubble dam. These falls are about 3 miles upstream of the confluence with the Beech Fork. Rowan Creek almost had enough water in it to be runnable this day.

Rowan Creek, Bardstown, Kentucky
Rowan Creek

There is a second drop of about 3 feet, downstream of the falls. That spot may be a good park and play feature. It may have been good at this level or with just a little more water. Just needed a little more warmth as well.

Rowan Creek in Bardstown, KY
Rowan Creek

Fore a look of the Rockcastle River at high water check out these pictures by Josh Carpenter.


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