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Aftermath 2012: Before and After pics from Salem’s flood. Including 365 Days Of Great Pics Photography, #76.

Aftermath from Mill Creek. Pringle Park. 

Here are a few before and after pics. Hope you enjoy viewing these from a nice dry place, like a cafe with coffee in hand, or a bar stool, or the laundromat, or the city bus…not the city bus. 

Before: Cute little bridge at Pringle Park, surrounded by ugly swells. 

Aftermath: Shifted, tilted, no longer all that cute.

Behold the power of water.

Before: Someone forgot to shut the door. As Zane would say, “Hate that when that happens.”

Aftermath: Looks fine on the outside…

…Not so much on the inside. You can even make out the creeks level.


Aftermath: Good thing they’re bolted. Freshly emerged.

Rocky pathway. There were rocks everywhere. Stream bed found a new bed.

Dying. Lots of dying fish. Not dead, dying. They were still flopping around. Mallards were having a feeding frenzy.

Before: Swollen.

Aftermath: Battered trunks. 

Before: Row your boat, follow the arrows.

Aftermath: Sign is ready to come down. The ground was so soft. 

Well, this should keep the City Of Salem busy.

Before: A practical side eddy.

Aftermath: New marker. The old guy in the background was a little useless this time around.

Before: Riffles and runs.

Aftermath: Ripped the soil clean away, leaving a nice crater. 

Little wet inside.

Before: Nice wide pool.

Aftermath: Fun times lay ahead. The parking garage, which was a full blown pool not even 24 hours earlier.

And here is number 76…

Just love it. It’ll take a long while before all of this is cleaned up. Good thing this wasn’t in the spring, when Salem is in full bloom. Not the best for attracting tourists.

Posted by idigphotography on January 20, 2012
2 Comments Post a comment
  1. 01/20/2012
    zane leek

    I LOVE the before and after pictures! It is amazing what a difference 24 hours makes!

  2. 01/20/2012

    It’s strange thinking that where I was walking was a flood plain the previous evening. Cleanup is going to be fun!

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