Thursday, June 29, 2006
That shot of a Holland Township stop sign taken by Wally Jenness says it all. The river is clearly cresting at 32.90' at the Riegelsville Gauge, flatlining if you will, and just about everywhere else too.
Now the photos emerge, and the river will soon recede to reveal the damage done to manmade objects such as buildings, roads, and bridges. Right now the Delaware is one of the most polluted rivers on the planet, except for all the other rivers that are involved in this natural disaster. We have gas stations, sewer plants and septic systems, McDonalds frenchfrie oil, dead cows, and tons of silt mixing together in a chocolate colored, fetid mix of benzene, oil, bacteria, and pathogens.
Across the river from Wally, Siobhan Royack of Durham Township has been traveing between Kintnersville and Riegelsville, PA. she is documenting this historic, albeit depressing event, as she has done so many times before.
The photo on the right is the Riegelsville Inn, which is situated near the most beautiful bridge over the Delaware River, the Roebling cable suspension bridge.
Unless something really big happens I will take a break until tomorrow morning - I am fried!