Monday, March 15, 2010

My World Tuesday - Wet

We had another storm come slowly up the coast this weekend, dropping a couple of inches of water on the ground saturated by the melting snow. Saturday night 45 roads were reported closed due to high water and a video clip (first seen on NBC4) made NBC Nightly News Saturday. The creek behind us floods regularly and years ago closed the road that can be seen. The state built a new bridge and raised the road and it has not been closed since.

Carroll Creek in the City of Frederick is the top of its banks, but the flood control project takes the excess water through underground culverts through downtown. The entrance to the culverts is to the right in this view.


Above is Carroll Creek flooding farmland down stream from the city, near where it empties into the Monocacy River. The poles in the water are the fences that line the private road to the farm on the far hill. Below is the Monocacy. The river is normally not visible here as its course is beyond the line of trees.


8 comments:

Regina said...

Great and amazing world.

Randi said...

Looks very dramatic!
Hope you get a better weather now!

LadyFi said...

Love all these water-logged shots.

Marites said...

i wish we have those waters now. we've had no rains for weeks due to El Nino. Some rains would help a lot right now.

My world is here.

Indrani said...

Flash floods can be disturbing at times. Great shots!

Sylvia K said...

I know you must be so tired of the rain and the wet, Lew!! Your photos are fantastic though! And it's still a beautiful world -- just wet! Hope you have a great week, stay dry!

Sylvia

happilyretired said...

WOW ... what a lot of water! Sure hope the weather clears up and that there's not too much damage.
Hugs and blessings,

imac said...

Magic shots Lew DF