SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) - In South Hadley, you can actually see how fast the water's moving toward the dam.
An unusual sight at Brunelle's Marina; all of the boat slips are empty, and in some places, the rapid waters are actually running over the docks and walkways.
On a hot July weekend, Brunelle's pulled all the boats out of the water and put them on the grass, where they won't get damaged, forcing these boaters to spend the holiday on dry land.
Debbi Marquis, a South Hadley boater, told 22News, "Frustrating. It's about the fourth time this year that we haven't been able to go on the boat, or actually reach the docks, but at least the boats are safe and we can still sit here and enjoy the river."
"It's frustrating to be sitting here, and your boat's there. And you can't be on the river. But the biggest thing is you got to be safe," said Eileen Boduer, a Southampton boater.
"A beautiful day like today. It would be great boating weather if the river would just co-operate," said Peter Marquis, a South Hadley boater.
No word yet on when the river will start co-operating.
These boaters are hoping the waters will calm down soon so they can enjoy their water craft safely.