May’s weeks of heavy rain caused the Potomac River at Great Falls National Park to rise dramatically this week, cresting Tuesday morning. On Monday, spray from the river sometimes hit Overlook No. 1, according to The Washington Post. These photos taken on Wednesday show the river still very high, covering most of the rock formations. Downriver, the Potomac flooded the river banks of the Georgetown Waterfront, Alexandria and Arlington.
The photo above the story shows most rock formations covered by rushing water. The photo below was taken last November when the water was low and rock formations are in full view.
Photo Essay by Karen Kirk, Deputy Editor / Photo Editor of The Blue View.