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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Top 10: The Susquehanna River

A lot of organizations select a "Newsmaker of the Year."  My pick for 2011 is the Susquehanna River.

This is a shot of the Water Street Bridge in Pittston, looking west.  It was taken the morning of September 8, as the rain from Tropical Storm Lee was sending the Susquehanna to record levels.

It's amazing how a beautiful recreational asset one day can be a devastating menace the next.  As hard as we try, the best we can do is an attempt to contain it and minimize the damage.  The river always wins.  Nature is undefeated.

No one believed there could be another Agnes.