Last Thursday’s heavy rain caused local waterways to overflow and led to dramatic water rescues across the region.
Thankfully, no drivers were trapped on Broad Branch Road this time, but Rock Creek and tributary streams such as Broad Branch did flood local roadways. WTOP captured the dramatic power of the water on Broad Branch Road.
This time lapse by WTOP's traffic reporter is really something. https://t.co/pDSUJoRTRs
— Forest Hills Connection (@foresthillsnews) September 11, 2020
DC received 2.88 inches of rain – a record for September 10th.
Hiking the Soapstone Valley Trail the next day, I did not see any dramatic changes in its crossings. However, the Linnean storm sewer outflow continues to degrade the trail near this manhole, which makes accessing one of the crossings much more difficult.
On Black Horse Trail along Rock Creek, areas were very muddy.
The water was a muddy brown from all the churned up silt.
Trash littered the trail where the water had jumped its banks.
And large tree had fallen across the trail.