The Flood

by Kevin February. 06, 2008 3284 views

When I heard that there was massive flooding in Northeast Ohio due to a lot of rain the past few days, I knew that today I needed to find a river. I have taken some time off from the Ohio & Erie Canal and the accompanying Towpath Trail, but I had to check it out. I do not think the pictures do the tremendous amount of rogue water justice.

1. This water belongs in the riverbed about 200 yards from here.

2. More river water where it doesn't belong.

3. I'm guessing the river is at least 2-3 feet high right here.

4. More water…

5. This is usually just an open field…

6. And more water…

7. Water, water everywhere…

8. Lock 39, Ohio & Erie Canal. This is usually empty…

9. Many (seemingly?) empty snail shells in a waste weir. A waste weir carried excess water (the canal needed only four feet) to the Cuyahoga River.

10. A closer shot of the snail shells.

11. More snail shells…

12. This is usually a farm field. The riverbed is 200 yards from where I am standing.

13. It is official: ducks like floods.

14. This looks like a good spot to turn around and head back to my car…

15. The towpath looks okay here, but who knows what lies ahead…

16. The water was NOT this close to the towpath when I first passed this spot, or I would have taken a photo of it then. Right when I turned around, the rain really started coming down. If it keeps up, the river will be pouring into the canal in a couple of hours.

17. This bridge does dip down to go under Rockside Road, but the canal is way high…

18. There is usually a canal on this side of the guardrail and a road on the other side. Currently, it's all canal…

19. Check out my photos on 01.21.08 for a look at how the canal usually looks…

20. Talk about being in the right place at the right time! I could not have planned this! As I was taking photos of this road sign and a "High Water" sign, this guy in a kayak came cruising down Canal Road. Seriously, he is directly over the road.

21. The photo says it all…

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Piotrek 11 years, 10 months ago

Flood is not good, but I like the last one shot :)

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