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Wolf Trap Creek Flood – 07/08/19

These are photos from the flooding of the Wolf Trap park after a strong storm on July 8th, 2019.

The pond waters reach almost to the turtle info board.
The pond trail after a few more yards – going counterclockwise.
Looking away from the pond, across the creek.
At the far end, the pond (left) overflows across the trail (center) and into the creek right).
This is the plateau between the pond and the creek, just after the confluence.
In the far right you can see the steep slope into the parking lot.
Pond waters cross the trail and flow into the above mentioned plateau.
Not sure how that happened. Creek probably overflowed, filled the pond,
and the extra rain gave it more water than it could take.
The pond seen from the far end.
part of the pond trail (on the bridge side) is still under water.
The pond bridge is on its last leg. Can’t go any further.
The creek between the pond and the wetlands.
The creek from the bench near the wetlands.
Approaching the wetlands boardwalk.
The wetlands boardwalk – along the left edge of the photo.
The Wolf Trap Creek leaving the park – just before Trap Rd.
The Gazebo bridge is standing, but picnic tables have been moved by water.
The upstream view from the gazebo bridge.
The view from the Gazebo bridge path into the picnic area.
A view of the service road after the Upper bridge and looking towards the Gazebo bridge.
The creek took part of the road under its wing.
The creek flows across the path towards the Theater in the Woods.
The parking area behind the Theater in the Woods.
Approaching the pond bridge from the ridge trail (this is the Old Courthouse Creek).
The pond bridge from the Theater in the Woods side.
Only the stairs are left standing, the bridge has been pushed to the side.

That is it for now.


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