Thursday, April 28, 2011

That Was Quick

Doesn't it seem like a heavy rain brings rivers up a lot faster than it once did?  We get one stormy day and BOOM!   We're running for higher ground.
I was blowing through Duryea yesterday afternoon when I stopped to look at the Lackawanna River at the Stephenson Street Bridge.

The river was running high and fast, but still well within its banks.  I should have shot the Susquehanna just downstream a bit.  It was above flood stage, and getting higher, and a disgusting shade of brown/orange.

I'll spare you the extensive lecture in favor of the short version.  High water can be dangerous.  Please be careful.