Saturday, March 12, 2011

Great Falls at Flood Stage

Great Falls near flood stage, 12 March 2011

After the several inches of rain the Northern Virginia area received this past week, the Potomac River and Great Falls approached flood stage.  Predictions were that it would exceed flood stage on the evening of 12 March.  I went early that morning to see how it looked.  Thankfully the Virginia side of Great Falls National Park was open even though the Maryland side was closed.

The photo at the top of the page was taken this morning.  Note the tree on the left.  The photo below was taken on Christmas Eve last year.  That same tree is the one in front of the photographer in the blue jacket.
Comparison shot of Great Falls from December 2010
A few more photos of the rapids is after the jump.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. That water is HIGH! Glad I wasn't in there. Cool pictures.