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Flooding on the Potomac River

In a dramatic (and temporary) departure from my Hillwood Estate gallery, this was the Potomac River at Great Falls Park on Saturday. We have had heavy rainfall for the last six days, and the river has reached flood stage. The picture below is what Great Falls normally looks like.

Great Falls in December, posted earlier

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Zoltán Balogh24-Jun-2018 08:45
Oh my...amazing... V
Julie Oldfield24-May-2018 02:35
Wow! That is really amazing. Such a contrast. V
Dave Petersen Photography21-May-2018 13:27
The power of nature in this capture is totally amazing. I would have never thought the water would rise to these levels. My daughter and her family were lucky that they did not have any flooding in their house in Arlington. Their neighbors were not so lucky. V
Claude Gagnon21-May-2018 12:01 impressive :)) V
pkocinski21-May-2018 11:55
Great comparison captures. We went through this last year.
Kuriacose Joseph21-May-2018 01:37
Great shot. Never seen it flooded from the Virginia side. Went up to the Monocacy Aqueduct today. The rivers were overflowing onto the picnic grounds, and the debris had piled up against the aqueduct. Will post pictures some time.
larose forest photos21-May-2018 00:35
An amazingly powerful and dramatic shot. That is seriously high water; the comparison to earlier days is striking. V
Lamar Nix21-May-2018 00:21
A very treacherous looking waterway at this stage easily increased in width by tenfold! V
janescottcumming20-May-2018 23:03
Wow, that's a dramatic difference! When I talked to my son he said there has been so much rain. Been bad here too but not that bad! V
Chris Morton20-May-2018 20:13
thats certainly a lot of water; very dramatic change
Nick Paoni20-May-2018 19:49
An angry looking river for sure and quite a contrast to the bottom frame.
joseantonio20-May-2018 19:45
wow, amazing capture. Hope nobody gets injured or worst.V.
Jim Coffman20-May-2018 19:31
Wow, that is amazing and scary all at the same time!!
William Barletta20-May-2018 19:23
Wow! It looks very dangerous. ~V~
Ton T.20-May-2018 19:10
Don't underestimate the power of water. A very dynamic and impressive image Helen V
globalgadabout20-May-2018 19:06
wow...the river is raging...lots of flooding in BC at the moment. due to melting snowpack and heavy rains...
Martin Lamoon20-May-2018 18:40
Thats amazing and looks dangerous.