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The remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped several inches of rain on eastern Pennsylvania. Landsat images show the Schuylkill River west of Philadelphia where muddied waters rose in several communities.

The August 26th image shows typical river levels in the Phoenixville area:

August 26, 2021

On September 2nd, a USGS stream gauge in Philadelphia exceeded flood stage levels by over 5 feet. Phoenixville saw heavy flooding with water overtopping Highway 23, and the Pickering Creek Reservoir turned from blue to brown as sediment rushed in.

September 2, 2021


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