Posted by: David Giacalone | August 30, 2011

Stockade flooding after Hurricane Irene

child’s wagon floats by 1 Cucumber Alley

Pump House – but no Esplanade

The photos in this posting were taken either from the Western Gateway Bridge or on-site along Washington Ave. and Cucumber Alley in the Schenectady Stockade late yesterday afternoon (Monday Aug. 29), a couple hours after the Mohawk River had crested at 227.7 feet.  That is about 5′ feet above the River’s flood stage along the Stockade.  Although the flood did not reach the predicted historic levels, most of my neighbors agree that we have not seen the waters rise so high and spread so far.

Unfortunately, because I chose to evacuate Sunday evening, I was not able to spend enough time yesterday getting close-up shots of flooding in other parts of the Stockade neighborhood.  My sympathy goes out to all those who have been adversely affected by the flood waters caused by Hurricane Irene.

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  . . .  – Also, click this link to see photos of the flood on the Scotia side of the Mohawk –

. follow-up: see “with and without Irene” for composite images showing various Stockade sites with Irene floodwaters and without them. And see “a gray Labor Day after Irene.” And, “September 8 and Tropical Storm Lee bring more Stockade flooding”.

  – my backyard

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. . 1 – 7 Washington Ave., August 28, 2011

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rear of Washington Ave near Cucumber Alley


  1. Wow. Heartbreaking! Did the water get up to Front Street? Or into the Historical Society? It’s hard to believe I’m looking at the Stockade!
    My heart goes out to you!

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