Historic Warren Falls and Diversion Catch

Last week I photographed Hole-In-The-Wall Falls, a man-made waterfall located near Starvation Creek in the Columbia River Gorge. After returning from last week’s trip, I learned there was more about this unique waterfall and its history. The history was one of the most unusual washout mitigation ideas that I ever heard of. I returned to the location this week to check it out a little bit more.

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Dufur Thunderstorm

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Every Thursday, I will post a photo from my collection for my Throwback Thursday. The images I select are from my archives of few ten thousand images. The photos are from 2000 through 2016. Occasionally, I may select a scanned print image to share. The collection is also viewed in the Throwback section in the Photo menu above.

Starting off the Throwback Thursday series is this photo of a lightning strike seen from Dufur, Oregon, along U.S. 197 on August 17, 2010. Lightning strikes are extremely challenging to capture. I do have a half-dozen images, but I chose this one as the car heading around the curve adds for a good element.

Hole-In-The-Wall Falls

Hole-In-The-Wall Falls

Hole-In-The Wall Falls looks like any other small waterfall cascading on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. That’s what I thought when I first saw it until I saw a plaque on the new circular picnic area with “HOLE-IN-THE-WALL FALLS – CREATED 1938.” There is apparently a history with this man-made waterfall, which I will not go into now. I will revisit this site later.

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