Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I ran across this bridge over the Chicago River at Belmont yesterday, and I'm pretty sure I couldn't discern any water line on the trees as you see here from this morning. So it must have peaked yesterday. There was some pretty bad flooding in neighborhoods along a branch of the river a little upstream from where this was.
Last weekend's rain didn't seem that remarkable to me since it wasn't torrential by any means. But I guess its constancy was enough to cause the flooding and mark Saturday as the day when the most rain fell in Chicago since records were began in 1870-something.