Posted by: David Giacalone | September 3, 2011

with and without Irene

– above: the Pump House and Esplanade at Schenectady’s Riverside Park along the Mohawk River as seen from across the river on Aug. 29, 2011 (L) and on Labor Day 2009 –

        In this posting, you will find a few composite images of sights & sites along the Mohawk River and around the Stockade neighborhood that were affected on August 29, 2011 by the Hurricane Irene floodwaters — including comparison photos showing what they look like when not inundated.

– click on each image for a larger version and scroll over it for a description –

– above: the Gateway Landing Gazebo in Rotterdam NY at the Binne Kill (creek) and Mohawk River near the Schenectady Stockade; the top photos taken from the Western Gateway Bridge (Rt. 5 between Schenectady and Scotia) and the bottom photos taken from the rear of the Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Ave., in the Schenectady Stockade.

– above: my backyard – the garage and rear yard of 10 – 16 Washington Ave. along the Mohawk River in the Schenectady Stockade; on the left, with Irene’s floodwaters (Aug. 29, 2011); on the top right, as seen from Scotia in 2009, and on the bottom right, seen Sept. 1, 2011 after the waters receded.

– above: the playground area of Riverside Park: on the left seen on Aug. 29, 2011 with the floodwaters cresting; right top: seen from Scotia on Sept. 29, 2010; bottom right: seen at dusk from the riverbank on Aug. 31, 2011.

– above: 1 Cucumber Alley in the Schenectady Stockade along the Mohawk River seen with the floodwaters (top photos) and without them.  The bottom left photo was taken during clean-up activities on September 1, 2011; the bottom right photo was taken in 2008.

Note: most of the flood photos above, and many others, can be found in our prior post “Stockade flooding after Hurricane Irene” (Aug. 30, 2011).

Below are photos taken of my backyard and closest neighbors from the Western Gateway Bridge.  Click on each for larger versions.

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– rear of 10-16 Washington Ave. and Cucumber Alley on August 29, 2011 (L) and November 2009 (R) –

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