All Things Philly Flow Into The Delaware Bay
The surf’s water is chocolate milk and worse is coming.
(Sept 2, 2021) … Last night’s tropical storm Ida remnants doused Philly and other areas with massive amounts of rain. Tornadoes hit a few areas and caused serious destruction.
Now the city of Philadelphia and surrounding rivers are flooded over flowing. The Vine Street Expressway in Philly is flooded, deep. ALL of that water is headed this way. Every ditch, gutter, creek, and river drain eventually into to the sea.
White Clay Creek is overflowing heavily. ALL of that chocolate water is headed this way. The trash will flow with that water. Debris that has been stuck in places for years on the banks and in storm drains will be lifted into the Delaware Bay. It will wash up on our beaches. Might be a good thing we are dong our beach clean up next Tuesday now more than usual.
Expect our beaches to see dark dirty water, possibly into the middle of next week. I wouldn’t venture into the water too much either. Pollutants and bacteria levels will be heavier. The southern beaches will clear faster than Cape Henlopen State Park. The fish are fine to eat, just harder to catch in chocolate water. The winds today have it really stirred up too.
CLOSURE ALERT: First State National Historical Park
Due to heavy rainfall and strong winds from Tropical Depression Ida, the Brandywine Creek has flooded over into the Smith Bridge picnic area and along Brandywine Creek Road. The picnic area, Smith Bridge parking lot, and trails surrounding the creek will remain closed until the flooding recedes back to normal. DelDOT has placed “no thru traffic” signs on Ramsey Road to Brandywine Creek Road.
Please do not attempt to go into the Brandywine Creek, or cross any of the high creeks, until water levels return to normal. Use caution throughout the park as there may be standing water on trails, and roadways, making unsafe, slippery conditions.