Sunday, September 14, 2008

Looking down at Zealand Pond from Zealand Falls, November 1969

This photograph gives you an idea of the size of Zealand Pond which, at least over the past 40 years has not changed a great deal. It is five or six acres in size. The photograph also gives a good idea of the U 'shape' of the valley here. Zealand Pond is located at the valley's most constricted point but the valley floor is still flat enough to give the pond sufficient stability while holding it within strong boundaries. It would be interesting to try and discover if the outlet for the pond every flowed south through Zealand Notch. As you travel north the valley gets wider and the valley floor spreads out allowing the water to spread out and meander a bit as it flows from beaver pond to beaver pond.

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