The rain came down hard and long the morning of our Deep Tunnel Tour. We were afraid we would have to cancel. As expected, it did impact our tour. Our coach bus was not allowed to drive down into the quarry because of the steep, wet incline of the road. Our tourists had to be satisfied with seeing and listening from the observation deck 400 feet above the quarry.
We were almost barred from the Deep Tunnel itself because it had to be on standby because of the rain. But thanks to the persistence of SETF’s Tom Shepherd, the engineers allowed the group to go down deep within the rock layers to see the pumping station and learn about the project.
We thank MWRD for accommodating our request for the tour and for making their knowledgeable staff available to us.