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Mad River Logging Era - Remnants of a splash dam along Flume Brook near the old logging Camp 5 site in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. Splash dams were used to hold back rushing water during spring melt. And when the gates were opened the strong flow of the brook would push four foot cut logs down the brook to the Mad River. From 1891-1946 +/- this area was logged, and up until 1933 log drives were done on the Mad River to move logs down to Campton Pond.
Title: Mad River Logging Era - Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

Description: Mad River Logging Era - Remnants of a splash dam along Flume Brook near the old logging Camp 5 site in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. Splash dams were used to hold back rushing water during spring melt. And when the gates were opened the strong flow of the brook would push four foot cut logs down the brook to the Mad River. From 1891-1946 +/- this area was logged, and up until 1933 log drives were done on the Mad River to move logs down to Campton Pond.

Location: Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, United States

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