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MMarch 21, 2009 Northwest Arkansas Heavy Rain / Waterfalls

Some areas of Northwest Arkansas picked up some decent rain totals (especially considering the dry March we are having). Here is the doppler rainfall estimates:

As you can see... some areas could have picked up over 5 inches. I haven't had a chance to take a look at any waterfalls in the last few weeks because of the lack of rain and the trees starting to bloom out (they take in a LOT of water) so I visited a few waterfalls that were in the areas of heaviest rain.

I first visited Glory Hole Waterfall in southwest Newton county. Doppler estimates in this area were about 3 1/2 inches. I had visited this waterfall just after the ice melted from our ice storm back in January and it was flowing just a bit more today than then. Here are pics of Glory Hole waterfall and other waterfalls nearby.

After the 2 mile roundtrip hike down to Glory Hole Waterfall I decided to visit Tea Table Falls and Latin Pouroff. I was planning on checking out Home Valley Falls and French Falls but I had become so soaked I decided to save those for another day. Here are pics of Upper and Lower Tea Table Falls, Latin Pouroff and some shots of Home Valley Bluff overlooking Big Piney Creek. Oh and the bird is a coot. He was hunkered up under one of bluffs near Tea Table Falls.