The River Wild

After a weekend of solid rain, Thornton Creek swelled to nearly overflow its banks at the Knickerbocker site (20th Avenue NE) as seen here at 9 AM on Monday, November 19th. The Floodplain project (see previous article here) to be done next summer will lessen the effects of torrential rain by storing the water and slowing the creek.
Watch a YouTube video:

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4 Responses to The River Wild

  1. Mary Schultz says:

    Thank-you for the update, it looks like it may get worse.

  2. Kate says:

    @Mary, I agree, because its still raining out there!

  3. Ryan says:

    I received a press release from Seattle Public Utilities today saying nearly 2 inches of rain fell in a six hour period, as measured in Crown Hill.

  4. Ryan says:

    I wouldn’t say the video has gone viral (only 92 hits yesterday), but it did get included on an article about the rain on yesterday. And WeatherNation, a cable (web) weather channel, asked permission to use it on their channel. Before this, I used to call such footage “storm porn.” 🙂

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