Walden Ridge (or Walden's Ridge) is a mountain ridge and escarpment located north of Harriman and
It’s this range, being over 3,000 feet at its highest, that protects our section of the
We have had “down burst” that pushed a lot of trees on my property down, but there was no evidence of twisting in the downfalls.
Last evening the warnings were for high winds and heavy rains. We got a lot of heavy rain and some wind, but nothing damaging. The warnings of 50 mph winds locally, and 80 mph in the mountains, were heeded by the local utility companies, who kept workers over sharpening chainsaws, and just “in case”. As for us, the higher winds seemed to go around us…thankfully.
However, there is evidence of the heavy rains in our backyard…well; technically that part of “my” yard belongs to TVA. Yesterday you could see nothing but mud for about 300 yards out, but this morning the water level was about 40 to 50 feet up into “their” yard (it has been higher)! They are reporting that our area received over 3” of rain, and the areas up stream got 2 or more inches, and it all accounted for what’s in “our” yard today.
I sure hope everyone fared as well. My backyard will handle the rain, but I can do without heavy winds.
I do wish the mountain would allow the heavy snows through!