Flooded parking lot along the Connecticut River
Before Irene reached New England, the USGS New England Water Science Center had to make sure our boats were running properly in anticipation of making discharge measurements in the larger rivers. In some cases, we had to get permission ahead of time to use boat ramps that were closed to the public. In this case we received permission from the State of Connecticut to use a boat ramp in East Hartford, CT to launch a boat in the flooded parking lot for the boat ramp on the Connecticut River on August 31, 2011.
Credit: Jason Pollender