Saturday, September 10, 2011

FloodWatch 2011

I took my river pictures Thursday morning, before it got really bad.  I didn't venture out in the afternoon, because it was best to keep the roads clear for those who really HAVE to be out.

This is the Lackawanna River from the Stephenson St. Bridge in Duryea.  It's looking south, toward the junction with the Susquehanna.

It's tough to tell from the photograph, but the Lackawanna was moving swiftly at the time.  Wise, old river watcher Kevin Jordan taught me that a swift moving river is a good thing.  If it slows, that's a sign it's backing up, and that's trouble.

I'm sure the view changed quite a bit as the day wore on.