These shots were taken this afternoon along the Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg, VA. The river along here is typically a couple feet deep but after the storm, it's running several feet deeper than that. I usually can stand out in the middle and get pics, but not today!!!
|Usually this is about a 40 foot wide section of quietly flowing river.|
|This small pool is the result of the already falling river.|
|You wouldn't know from this angle there is an angry river right behind me!|
|This area is part of a grassy lawn about 15-20 feet higher than the typical level of the river. I stood with some friends about 50 feet from this spot last week and did some pics. That area is now several feet underwater.|
Just to put it in perspective, below is a pic from May of this year, taken in the same area. Right now, the water is at least 1/3 of the way up the large white tree on the left.
The pics below are from the dock area in Downtown Fredericksburg.
|These stairs lead to a dock where the riverboat sits.|
|This pic was taken a few months back. The tree to the left in this shot is at the far right of the pic above it. This whole area is under water, even a day after the storm came through.|
|The downtown railroad bridge. usually there is much more clearance.|