Posted by: David Giacalone | March 11, 2009

going with the floe

The Albany Times Union reported this afternoon that “A flood warning along the Mohawk River corridor has been canceled because the ice jam released.” (“Flood warning over, for now,” March 10, 2009).  Earlier today, the Schenectady Gazette posted a “video of the ice jam breaking” along Riverside Park, noting:

icegonerail10mar09 “Schenectady County Emergency Coordinator John Nuzback said the worst fears of flooding have been calmed, for now. Precipitation could still cause the river to swell.”

Below are pictures taken by me at about 7 PM, when gray clouds once again prevented a colorful sunset.  The Mohawk River is indeed flowing, with ice floes rapidly passing by along the Schenectady Stockade.  (Compare today’s shots with our pictures in yesterday’s post “ice jams along Riverside Park“, March 9, 2009):

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. . .. the scene on Sunday, March 8, 2009 ..

March 10, 2009 - esplanade is jam-free

March 10, 2009 - esplanade is jam-free

..   March 8, 2009 …

The ice jam did leave some large chunks and accumulations of ice along the shore.

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. . . March 9, 2009 ..  . . . .

My favorite bench got to see a whole new show today:

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..  .. the view from the bench on March 8, 2009 ..

 

looking east from Wash. Ave. (March 10, 2009)

looking east from Wash. Ave. (March 10, 2009) - note how far below flood stage the river has dropped since yesterday afternoon, despite all the recent rains and melting .

Did you come here for a lovely Mohawk sunset?  It may be days before the skies clear enough for a good one.  So, I’ll leave you with a sunset shot from my friends’ backyard at One Cucumber Alley, on the last day of February, along the Mohawk.

Feb. 28, 2009 - sunset at the Briber's cottage

Feb. 28, 2009 - sunset at the Briber's cottage

 


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