Ipswich River Flooding

The normally placid Ipswich River in Massachusetts, which flows through the center of my home town, was turned into a roiling cauldron by the heavy rains over Mother’s Day weekend.

As this graph of the monitor run by the U.S. Geological Survey shows, the flow-rate went up during the course of the weekend to over 4500 ft3/second— which is over 20 times its normal rate for that time of year:

Discharge Graph

There is a good set of photos showing the state of the river in downtown Ipswich here.

The river was angry that day my friends. Like an old man trying to send soup back at a deli.

Update: There was a 4-alarm fire last night, June 9th, 2006, at 17 South Main Street that was hampered by the closing of the Choate Bridge.

» Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2006 | Comments (1) | Permanent Link


Yes. Yes. I know that man.

» Posted by David S. on May 21, 2006 11:58 PM