Since the fall of 2016, Alabama has experienced what some have termed as a short-term drought, meaning that it only lasts for a several of weeks or months. By the end of November, the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) had declared that 100% of the state was experiencing a severe drought or worse. Today things are much better, but still much of the state has been termed as abnormally dry.
Last fall I photographed the Easley Covered Bridge while standing in a dry creek bed. I even saw photos where the Locust Fork of the Warrior River was dry. I remember photographing the Swann Bridge located there, a few years ago.
So, I decided to visit Falling Rock Falls, located near Montevallo Alabama. For a place that is in the middle of nowhere, has no signs, requires that you park on the side of the road, and then hike a mile or so to see the falls, it really needs a parking lot. I must have seen thirty people or more while I was there. Some were families, but most were kids from the local university. Who can blame them, it was a beautiful day to be out.
There wasn’t as much water coming over the falls as there was on my last visit, but it was nice to just see water once again.