Saturday (12-March-2011) — New Jersey

Winter Nature in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Delaware River Flooding at Lambertville and New Hope.

When I checked the USGS website this morning I saw that the Delaware river was above flood stage at Lamberville/New Hope. I cross the Delaware River at the Lambertville/New Hope bridge when going to work in Pennsylvania. I went to take a look and took  a few images. The river level was high enough to start to flood the Lambertville Inn parking lot and deposit a lot of trash and debris. Every several minutes a tree floated down the river. The Lambertville Inn is built to allow flood water to flow through and not reach the main floors of the building, and have an image looking through this open space. I assume that the Inn was built this way to protect it because of a history of flooding at this location.

Delaware River -- Flood Stage. Lambertville and New Hope Bridge from the Lambertville Inn Parking Lot. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 5.1 mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Delaware River — Flood Stage. Lambertville and New Hope Bridge from the Lambertville Inn Parking Lot. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 5.1 mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec).
Delaware River -- Flood Stage. Lambertville Inn. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 10.7 mm, f/4, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Delaware River — Flood Stage. Lambertville Inn. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 10.7 mm, f/4, 1/800 sec).
Delaware River -- Flood Stage. Looking under the Lambertville Inn. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 10.7 mm, f/2.8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Delaware River — Flood Stage. Looking under the Lambertville Inn. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 10.7 mm, f/2.8, 1/320 sec).
Delaware River -- Flood Stage. Lambertville New Hope Bridge. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 7.5 mm, f/4, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Delaware River — Flood Stage. Lambertville New Hope Bridge. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 7.5 mm, f/4, 1/800 sec).

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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