We’ve experienced a lot of rain these past couple weeks. It may be good for the flowers, but what does it mean for the Potomac River?

Because of the rainfall, the Potomac River’s water levels will be the highest it has been in eight years. Over the past 23 days, the Washington, D.C., area has experienced over 10 inches of rain. According to The Washington Post,
“The rainfall output over the past three weeks ranks second most on record for the time of year. We have seen five separate storms unload at least an inch of rain.”
So, what does this mean for the Potomac River? Unfortunately, the water level is rising, which could lead to flooding potential. Flood warnings have been put in place for waterfront areas like Georgetown, the D.C. seafood market, and Washington Harbor all this week. [caption id="attachment_9697" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Potomac Courtesy of washingtonpost.com[/caption]
The Potomac River is at the highest level it’s been in eight years. Many residents in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., such as Laurel, MD, have already experienced flooding in neighborhoods. And while the large storms are over, more spatterings of rain will continue into this weekend. Make sure you’re paying attention to your local weather and weather warnings to stay up to date, and plan ahead to protect your home and community. Check out the article in The Washington Post for more details. How has all this rain affected your lifestyle? Let us know in the comments below.

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