The same storm system that coated parts north with ice and snow left most of Arkansas with an abundance of rain. Ponds and lakes shrunken by up to three years of drought found themselves overflowing. The National Weather Service painted the state with flood and severe thunderstorm warnings and a couple of twisters were reported.

Here in the steep valleys of the eastern Ouachita Mountains water ran off fast, creating impromptu falls and rapids. (After spending about an hour in the rain shooting, little rivulets were falling off me too!)

Falls created by heavy rain.
Impromptu and temporary falls created by heavy rain.
Little rapids

2 thoughts on “Ouachita falls

  1. Isn’t it amazing how quickly the waters gather? I remember once in Hawaii, below some mountain cliffs, that creeks formed and began to rage after about 20 minutes, and before we knew it we were up to our knees in swirling muddy water while standing in the middle of the road. I had never experienced anything like that before. Happily, it dissipated almost as quickly as it appeared.
    I hope your rains mark the end of your drought.

    1. I imagine the much taller and steeper volcanic slopes in Hawaii would produce some incredible flash floods! That’s scary, but glad they dissipated so quickly. Our drought has been steadily disappearing over the year, but there are still some stubborn spots. Perhaps now the soil moisture has reached more normal levels.

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