Photos from after the deluge

Coal Creek
Coal Creek

I  shared some photos of near-flooding on the Rock River in Moline on Tuesday. At the time, flood levels were supposed to come close to official flood level, but then subsided.

So much for that.

After two days of heavy, heavy rain, river levels have risen dramatically. Many area hydrographs show similar data to the ones below, rising from well under flood stage to what is classified as “major” flood levels.

I can’t even get to the parking lot from where I took Tuesday’s lunchtime pictures. The bottom of the gazebo now is submerged, but that happens quite often in times of heavy flooding.

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