Tuesday, May 13, 2008

More flooding scenes

We had over 4 inches of rain this weekend and a number of creeks throughout Frederick County were out of their banks. Earlier today there were reports of 14 closed roads due to flooding. This one is near us. Israel Creek normally runs down the east side of the flood place near the county truck blocking the road. With heavy rain, water also flows down the west side, flooding the fields and road. The farm below is to the right on the other side of the creek. (See earlier photos on Marianne's blog and my other blog.) From photos of this farm from a different vantage point, see here and there. I also posted flooding pictures on my Project 365 blog.

In another field down stream from the photos above this fence post just barely sticks out of the water.

This is the Monocacy River along MD 26. In the foreground is a catch basin which is overflowing across a parking lot to the river which is also flooding. The soccer fields to the right were still above water.

It appears that there was little damage from flooding in the Frederick area. There was flooding of homes and businesses in areas closer to Washington.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Lew, that is a bunch o water. I love the pictures that you take.