The flood waters recede

Spent a couple hours this morning checking out the damage from Susquehanna River flood waters. The mighty river is back in it’s banks along Long Level and Wrightsville and shore line residents are moving back into their homes and starting the effort of cleaning up after Tropical Storm Lee.

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Think Spring! Days 11 and 10

I’ve missed a few days on my quest of the 30 days till spring. This week has been difficult with the death of a loved family member and other assorted things that keep us from doing what we had planned.

Yesterday I spent much of the day looking for good images of the result of 2 or more inches of rain in 24 hours. Local creeks and streams are running high and muddy and the Susquehanna River is expected to crest at 54 feet, well above the 49 foot flood stage.

All that said, I really had a hard time finding any really decent images. This is one of my favorites.

My Day 10 photo is something that really gets me excited for the arrival of spring.  As an avid fly fisherman, I am always on the lookout for good bug hatches and the flooding waters of the Susquehanna River are causing the little black stoneflies to hatch in clouds. The little blacks are always the first hatch of the season so as soon as the water recedes, I’ll be back on the streams hunting wild trout!