After deluge, the Potomac is pumpin’ at Great Falls (photos and videos)
By Kevin Ambrose
May 8, 2017 at 10:02 AM EDT
Recent rain swelled the Potomac River to near flood stage this weekend, from Shepherdstown, W.Va., to Georgetown. To showcase the high water level, I decided to shoot a few sunset photos and videos Sunday at Great Falls.
“The Potomac water is really pumpin’ today,” it said.
The river crested at 2 p.m. Sunday and is now slowing falling.
To accentuate the motion of the turbulent waters, I also shot a time lapse video, compressing one hour of footage into 30 seconds.
The swollen river in time-lapse looks kind of crazy in fast motion; it bounces and churns very rapidly. I’m undecided if the time-lapse looks cool or distracts from the smooth flow of the clouds above. You can be the judge.
There is still time to check out the fast-flowing water at Great Falls since the river level will be high through Wednesday.