Greater City Providence

Take me to the river

Holy rainstorm!

Providence River at RISD at about 9am:

river-at-risd

And a little video:

I’m hearing reports of basement flooding in the area. Too bad it wasn’t snow, it would have been December Debacle 2.0.

Update: The ProJo was out and about earlier than I was and caught the Woonasquatucket outside it’s banks in Waterplace. Check out their video here.

I imagine the river level retail spaces at Waterplace (the condo towers) were flooded this morning.

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.

1 comment

  • You know what makes flooding? When the water has nowhere to go. Do you know what will help the water go somewhere?

    “Fewer PARKING LOTS

    AND

    MORE trees and green spaces where the water can be absorbed.”

    ftw.

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