Local rivers and creeks rose fast and furiously as three to seven inches of rain was deposited into them Tuesday and Wednesday.
At Little Falls on the Potomac, the flow peaked at 89,300 cubic feet per second early this morning – climbing from around 11,000 over the weekend.
Rock Creek peaked right at major flood stage: 12 feet – some 10 feet above its normal level.
Flooding was also observed along the Tidal Potomac and Chesapeake Bay but had more to do with the push of southerly winds rather than the rain itself.
Here’s an assortment of dramatic pictures of the flooding from waterways around the region…
Potomac latte? Flooding at Old Town Alexandria near the Starbucks pic.twitter.com/H8NYvK7wGi— Armando Trull (@trulldc) April 30, 2014
Chesapeake Bay (Annapolis)
Patuxent River, Duckett Dam (Laurel)
(credit Andrew King)
Dead Run (McLean)
Cub Run Creek (Centreville)
Seneca Creek (Montgomery County)