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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Too Much Water

I took this photo on Wednesday afternoon -

And this photo not quite 24 hours later. On the far shore of the river you can normally see about 12 steps that form the bank of the river along Harrisburg.

This island is City Island, with Harrisburg beyond it. The photo below was taken from the Market Street Bridge, which crosses over City Island. What you see is one of the two parking lots, now under water. Flood stage is 17 feet, this is about 20 feet. They were predicting 25 feet at Harrisburg.

The Senators' baseball field, which is on the Island, did not end up under water, as the river here did not crest as high as predicted. Most of the Island is under water, as are all the other islands in this section of the Susquehanna. BTW, if you've been watching MSNBC news, the anchors have been mispronouncing the name of the river - it's not Sus CUE hanna, but Sus QuA hanna.


At 2:34 PM, Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

This is pretty bad, Della. I trust you are high and dry? Tan Lucy says she's ok, except for having to boil water.

At 4:06 PM, Blogger actonbell said...

Nice weather for the ducks, huh? Glad we're getting some breaks from the rain.

At 6:14 PM, Blogger Marti said...

sHope you dry out soon!

At 10:09 PM, Blogger AP3 said...

Yikes. I was wondering if the Burg was having problems. Too bad.

At 10:42 PM, Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

Now that the sun is out, all is well. Other than having to boil water that is.

At 6:42 AM, Blogger Doug said...

I agree with Actonbell, the ducks don't seem to understand the magnitude of trauma they're suffering.

At 9:41 AM, Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

YIKES. I didn't know you were one of the people affected by this. Take care and be careful.

At 1:08 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Not only is the island getting swallowed up, but you can see it rising on the bridge, too.

Let's hope the sun stays out for a long time now.

Have a great holiday weekend.


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