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 277.7 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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. . 1 – 7 Washington Ave., August 28, 2011
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