Water, Water, Everywhere

28 May

By now I’m sure everybody has seen videos or read the news about the flooding in Ellicott City.   This little town was founded in 1772 by the Ellicott brothers, and was originally the “end of the line” for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, where the train picked up flour from the Ellicott’s mill, as well as timber from the surrounding hills.

It has been plagued with flooding since the beginning. In 1868 the Patapsco River rose ten inches in five hours – and it wasn’t raining! The water came from severe storms further back the river.

There was a horrendous storm in 2016 which did major damage, and then again yesterday, which officials think is even worse. Below is a link to videos and pictures from the local TV stations.



Aftermath, cleanup of flooding in Ellicott City

There are other films and links on that page, but a search for Ellicott City flooding will bring up many, many more.

Just to ease your minds – this is on the other side of Baltimore City from us, and we were never in danger.

EC flood

3 Responses to “Water, Water, Everywhere”

  1. Val May 28, 2018 at 6:31 pm #

    Urgh, that’s too much water! I hadn’t heard or read about it, but am glad you’re safe.

  2. tiggerlyss May 28, 2018 at 7:23 pm #

    How did your stream survive the deluge? I also footage of flooding in Dundalk. I hope the Rice Paddy did not flood too much. Happy Memorial Day!

    • thisendoftheswamp May 28, 2018 at 7:33 pm #

      We didn’t have any trouble. The stream came up a bit, but not enough to really be a problem.

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