Great Flood Photos
Three days of record-breaking rain at the end of March 2010 poured onto soils already saturated from previous rain storms. Fifteen inches of rain fell on our area that March.
Wetlands absorbed the rain at first and then spilled over flood plains. The Pawcatuck River rose and Shannock Falls impressed all those who ventured out to see and hear the pounding water.
Some pumped out flooded basements, others had more devastating losses. We all learned lessons in wetland protection and storm water management.
After the rains ended we received photographs from 12 different photographers and posted those at our website.
Those photos are arranged in photo albums below. Click on any small image below to open a lightbox for each album.
If you still have pictures of the flood, share them with us and we’ll create a new album and add it to this archive.
Click on any small image below to open a lightbox for each album
Photos by Frances Topping
Photos by Cliff Vanover
Photos by Dale and Kyle Santiago
Photos by David Iacovelli
Aerial photos by Gabriel Warren
A couple of days after the flood, I flew a Cessna over the Chariho area after enlisting Steve Law to shoot with my camera. (You can fly or shoot, but not both simultaneously…) Here are a few selections.
Photos by Jim Abbott
Photos by Margaret Frazier
Photo by Peter Arnold
The cornfield in Arnolda East. The “Lake” is approximately three acres, but it did not exist prior to the rainfall.
Photos by Jane Durning
These pictures were taken at Riverside farm, Burdickville Road Charlestown, on the Pawcatuck River. The bridge pictures are of the Burdickville Road bridge in Charlestown.
Photos by Robert Bray
Photos by Rosemary Bowler Gribbin
Photos by The Fursts
Photos below of Kenyon Industries, Usquepaugh, 138 by Usquepaugh, Horseshoe Falls in Shannock, the old firestation in Shannock