Extra Swampy on Roosevelt Island

Boardwalk on Roosevelt Island

Boardwalk on Roosevelt Island

If you’re a fan of Theodore Roosevelt Island, you know it doesn’t normally look this wet. Ye olde Potomac has flooded in, raising water levels to within about a foot of the boardwalk in places.

Lots of ducks and geese are paddling around on the island, and a flock of seagulls is picking snacks out of the river near the Key Bridge.

I ran through on a late lunch break today, when the tide was rising, and it felt a bit like running on a lake. After a plane passed overhead, I heard that cool swishing, zipping sound of wind high up, above the flooded swamp. It was a cool moment indeed. If you missed ‘em earlier, check out our morning flood pics around town, or see more of the island after the break.

Good thing there's a boardwalk!

Good thing there's a boardwalk!

Out for a paddle

Out for a paddle

Water all the way to the Kennedy Center

Water all the way to the Kennedy Center

That river is rolling!

That river is rolling!

An area resident since 1997, Donna C. is a DC outsider. When she’s not running her writing and Web business, she’s running around the city, exploring the great outdoors, or trying to figure out how best to go green. See why she loves DC.

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