The London Street Dam is one of my close-by favourite spots for photos.
They’re in the process of building a new turbine station, so things will be looking different soon. [Update: A few folks have asked about the expansion project. Here’s the info: http://www.pui.ca/Generation/London_Street_Expansion.htm]
Right now they have the water diverted and the area below the dam is as dry as I’ve ever seen it.
You can, with some caution, walk almost clear across the river. It will be interesting to track the changes down here as they shift the flow of the river. Apparently this whole section will no longer have deep water running through it.
These ducks were napping on the bank as we walked past and startled them (only as much as they startled us).
[For those of you who take my occasional photo workshops – this misty effect of the water is due to a long exposure of 1/4 second.]
The water is burbling and splashing and heading for the lake.
It’s very late this year, with snow still hanging in the shade, but spring seems to finally be here.