Picking up along the same stretch of the Rideau River from yesterday, the water was high here... but seemed much more intrusive upstream. Windsor Park is a short walk away from this location.
These houses border Windsor Park. Usually residents are looking out on park grass, not water.
The shot above and below are from about the same location, right by a swing set in the park. The water came up very close to the swing set.
The river did flood out the nearby tennis court.
The path along this stretch of the park was a bit higher than the water- you can see the line there between the floodwater and the main course of the Rideau. That said, however, it was little more than an island; the path at that time was completely inaccessible, unless you wanted wet feet.
Because once you turned to the south, the water flooded into a low part of the path, surrounding this tree. You can see in the background where the bike path emerges again from the floodwater. I've never seen the Rideau River this high, but some in this area have seen it even higher.
Great photos, William. I feel badly for the people who live close to the water. They have a beautiful, fresh breeze and a great view, but flooding is definitely an issue. Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
Has the water subsided now or is it still a little dicey? I suspect that tennis players are likely itching to start playing again.ReplyDelete
Quite impressive. Water-tennis anyone?ReplyDelete
Gosh, this does not look good….. Back to normal soon I hope.ReplyDelete
You caught some beautiful reflections, but I hope things get back to normal soon!ReplyDelete
Super new header. Looks like your snow shots (which I will miss) have given way to results from excessive rain. Amazing shots. Hope things dry up soon.ReplyDelete
That last image, especially, makes the place look like a swamp.ReplyDelete
Fascinated by your recent photos of flood waters. I'm guessing the conditions are exceptional, rather than normal? We have had some exceptionally bad flooding in the UK in recent years. I'm no expert, but it's hard to avoid the conclusion that something is happening to the climate!ReplyDelete
By seeing your photos i came to know there is flood in your place. Take care!ReplyDelete
Linda: this area is the only vulnerable spot I can think of in the city. Even on the other side of the river the land is parkland or wide expanses of grass before you reach buildings.ReplyDelete
Kay: it has lowered somewhat.
Ciel: that would require different rules!
Gunn: I think by now the park is getting back in shape.
Halcyon: I am sure local residents are glad to see water levels down.
Lauren: this year we had a good snowpack and when it melts it must go somewhere.
Mike: this was the exception this year.
oh wow, hope the water levels go down quickly!ReplyDelete
It's a good thing most of the city is higher than the highest water line!ReplyDelete
that can't be at all good for the tennis court. hope the waters have receded by now to ensure those homes stay safe!ReplyDelete
Wet wet wet ... I wonder, is this a yearly event, or is it a result of a winter with a lot of snow?ReplyDelete
Good morning! You were right about the lateness of the tulips. As it worked out, that gave us more time for other things! Walking, walking, walking, and coffee at Chateau Laurier! As ever, your blog is most wonderful.ReplyDelete
How much of this can be attributed to the melting of all that snow?ReplyDelete
My goodness that flooding is a little scary! I'm glad it didn't reach any houses.ReplyDelete
Is the river flooding because of melting snow William?ReplyDelete
@Tanya: I photographed a few days ago at the university where the ground's higher up on both sides. The river's still high, but it's pulled back from this point.ReplyDelete
@EG: fortunately most banks of the river have more of a rise than in this area.
@Tex: I wonder what kind of remediation will have to be done for the tennis court.
@Jan: we did have a good deal of snow over the winter, more than the last couple of years.
@Merry: thank you! There were a few places where the tulips were coming out, but it's quite late this year.
@Norma: a good deal of it. There were areas much further upstream on the Rideau that had problems too, but this wasn't as bad as it could be.
@Lois: the homeowners must be relieved.
@Grace: pretty much. While we've had rain since the melt, it hasn't been in a deluge kind of level.
I bet the people living here will be glad when the water recedes.ReplyDelete
That last photo is lovely.ReplyDelete
I would be a bit worried to see the water coming so close to my house. Something one must deal with living by the river.ReplyDelete
Too much snow in March I suppose. We get that here too. In the lowlands that is. We are so close to salt water that when the mountain snow melts and the tides are high then the many river's water has to go somewhere.ReplyDelete
Great shots. MB
I like these images: it is surely too wet, but so beautiful in its own way.ReplyDelete
Great images William.ReplyDelete
Scary for those homeowners!ReplyDelete
I do like your header!ReplyDelete
That is a lot of water.ReplyDelete
Hope there weren't many houses flooded! Parks can be rebuilt or cleaned up without too much trouble. Houses are another story!ReplyDelete
@Sharon: by now they must be breathing a sigh of relief.ReplyDelete
@Judy: I'll definitely have to photograph this river when it's at lower levels in late summer.
@MB: I've been used to another portion of the river path upstream from here being closed up in the spring, simply because it's even lower to the river.
@Luis: thank you!
@RedPat: they must have been nervous.
@Jennifer: thank you.
@Stefan: it surely is.
@Cheryl: floodwater in houses is a headache.
more water... love your header pic.ReplyDelete
With all the snow this past winter, I have been expecting flooding, but I have not seen much mention of it other than your recent pictures.ReplyDelete
Can't say I've ever seen anything like that. There is lots of flooding along the Mississippi, too.ReplyDelete
More wonderful pictures William.ReplyDelete
A park is good use for flood-prone land. Easy to clean up and providing drainage in normal weather.ReplyDelete
@Jack: several places in Eastern Ontario got hit by flooding this spring.
@Deb: that river can certainly get that way (BTW for anyone else- this is an Ontario river by that name) in the spring.
@Denise: thank you.
@Linda: much of the river's length through town consists of parkland or woodland on the banks.