Most of the damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest has been repaired, according to an article on NewHampshire.com. But officials say work continues to prepare for another Irene-like event.
The August 2011 storm caused roughly $10 million in damage in the forest, mostly to roads and trails.
Work since then has included restoration and repairs of portions of the Greeley Ponds Trail, Flume Brook Trail, and the Nancy Pond Trail. The 19-Mile Trail got a new 40-foot bridge over Nineteen Mile Brook and the Tuckerman Ravine Trail is in the process of getting two new spans.Other repairs included the removal of the bridge over Moriah Brook on the Wild River Trail, which has been pulling away from the eastern bank ever since Irene’s floodwaters carved a new channel for the brook.