Before this event, the highest gauge level of water ever measured was 9.9 feet. The normal flow rate for this gauge site in mid April is about 1,170cfm. Just before midnight, the river crested at 11.42' ( a new record) with a flow rate around 11,500cfm.
|This is at the site of the old Hoffman Dam that was recently removed.|
|This is what it looks like normally|
|Same area - different angle|
|This is on the north side of the bridge and is an area commonly referred to as the "toilet bowl"|
|This is closer to a normal level for the toilet bowl|
The entire area in now a giant lake that connects to river.
|This is normally a large open field where kids play, joggers jog, and people go sledding in the winter.|
|Beyond the closest line of trees is where the rivers edge usually begins.|
|As you can see, it is now just one massive body of water|
Just around the corner is a locally famous landmark known as the swinging bridge. Typically, the water below is a semi shallow set of rocky rapids that is a couple of feet deep. If you were to stand under it during normal conditions, you couldn't touch the top of it with a 9' fly rod in your hand.
|Now you couldn't even get a kayak under it!!|
|A father and daughter taking it all in|