Duck Hole Flooded & It’s Nonetheless Raining

Monongahela River floods the Duck Hole parking space, 4 April 2024, 7:20am (photograph via Kate St. John)

4 April 2024

This morning I checked NOAA’s Nationwide Water Prediction Provider and noticed there was once a significant flood these days at the Monongahela River at Braddock Lock & Dam, simply upriver from Duck Hole. It seemed love it would crest this morning …

Monongahela River gauge readings & prediction for Braddock Lock and Dam, 4 April 2024 at 5am (graph from NOAA & USGS Nationwide Water Prediction Provider)

… so I rushed all the way down to Duck Hole simply after dawn and right here’s what I noticed.

Monongahela River flood on 4 April 2024, 7:20am: 9 Mile Run and Duck Hole Parking zone

It was once so deep that the parking space rubbish can was once floating. Remember the fact that there have been no barges or geese at the river.

The birds had been making a song as I filmed the river on the mouth of 9 Mile Run.

Used to be I there for the crest? I took a two minute video whilst the water was once emerging. See the crimson line indicating the top water mark in those slides from my video.

Because it seems the river crested these days at 4:00am EDT.

Monongahela River gauge readings at Braddock Lock and Dam, 4 April 2024 (graph from NOAA & USGS Nationwide Water Prediction Provider)

The Nationwide Climate Provider says we’ve damaged the list for the wettest get started of any 12 months in Pittsburgh since record-keeping started in 1871.

No surprise there’s a flood.

(pictures and movies via Kate St. John; diagrams from @NWSPittsburgh)

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