First pictures from the Passaic River Rowing Association boathouse thanks to a brave soul who went down there today. The water height set a new record and the river played around with an 1100-lb. dock gangway like a toy, but on first inspection no major damage except to the high school rowing shed. My boat was on the third rack up, which is where the water rose to, so I’ll see if anything happened once I can get down there.
Irene is “past” although actually we are getting stronger wind gusts on the tail end than we got during the storm (50+ mph).
The Passaic River is forecast to reach record flood levels, but that usually takes 2-3 days to happen. Judging from these pics we won’t be getting on the water anytime soon.
Passaic River Rowing Association docks, North Arlington, NJ:
PRRA boat bays post-flood mess (that’s my boat second from the top on left):
Nereid Boat Club upriver in Rutherford, NJ – they are on a narrow bend and get bad flooding when the tide is high. To give perspective, this is taken from across the street and up the hill from the boathouse – the normal course of the river is BEHIND the boathouse!
Everybody stay safe!