Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Georgetown waterfront boardwalk is blocked with caution tape and barriers.
The National Weather Service is now predicting "moderate" flooding, along the Tidal Potomac River through Thursday afternoon. Earlier reports warned of "major" flooding, along the Potomac River through Friday. The Georgetown Waterfront boardwalk is blocked to public access by metal barriers and caution tape. The flood walls remain in place. Wednesday morning's high tide (pictured here) was an estimated two to three feet above normal because of Sandy. Wednesday around 11 a.m. there was minor flooding along sections of the wooden boardwalk, which was covered in river silt and storm debris.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Just before 9 a.m. the river was at 7.8 feet at Little Falls just north of Washington, D.C.
The National Weather Service is predicting flooding along the Potomac River between Harpers Ferry and Washington, D.C. Monday NWS reported that "residents and businesses along the Potomac River in... Washington should prepare for a flood not seen since the floods of 1996." Flood gates are in place at the Washington Harbour complex, which experienced devastating flooding in April 2011. The Potomac River could experience "significant flooding" as smaller rivers and watersheds continue to flood and empty into the main stem Potomac River, according to NWS. Though initial estimate for water levels have been downgraded, the NWS says "moderate to near major flooding is still expected at many locations." The highest forecast on the NWS River …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The National Weather Service issued a coastal flood warning for the D.C. area including the Washington Harbour in Georgetown.
Updated 9:35 p.m. Wednesday The Georgetown Waterfront was empty save for a few ducks Wednesday morning. Period of rain over the past few days have prompted the National Weather Service (NWS) to issue a Coastal Flood Warning for D.C. last night through Friday at 6 p.m. The NWS now estimates that the Potomac levels will rise above the flooding point at the Georgetown Harbour. The river was about a foot beneath the boardwalk at the Georgetown waterfront Wednesday around 11 a.m. The flood walls were raised in anticipation of possible flooding. Tides are currently running 1.5 feet above normal and are expected to increase to 3-4 feet above normal within next one or two days. According to a DC Alert, the Wisconsin Avenue tidal gauge could exceed…