Monday, August 27, 2018

Six days after the storm in Middleton: Century Avenue and entrances to Pheasant Branch Conservancy trails

A torrent of floodwater tore through this channel from Monday night through midday Wednesday.

Photos by Retiring Guy

The paved trail is mostly sand-covered now but appears to be in fairly good shape though who knows what damage it might be hiding.  The first of 5 wooden bridges that span the creek is located just past the point where the trail curves to the right.  I suspect it, like the other 4, became unmoored during Monday night's deluge.  The trail, of course, is closed to the public, and yesterday Friends of the Pheasant Branch Conservancy stood sentry to make sure no one wandered in. 

A view of the creek looking north and an illustration of the power of rushing water.

Century Avenue between Branch Street and Donna Drive was closed from Thursday evening until Saturday afternoon due to a sinkhole.

Pic locations

After the storm in Middleton (and Madison) posts:
Park Street and Tiedeman Pond.  (8/21/2018)
Pheasant Branch Trail at Park Street (part 1).  (8/21/2018)
Pheasant Branch Trail at Park Street (part 2).  (8/21/2018)
Tiedeman Pond access at Pond Drive.  (8/21/2018)
Confluence Pond expands to become Confluence Lake.  (8/22/2018)
Tiedeman Pond access at Pond Drive.  (8/22/2018 update)
Powerwashing between the Beltline and Parmenter Street.  (8/22/2018)
Along Pheasant Branch Creek east of Parmenter Street.  (8/23/2018)
Costco and environs.  (8/23/2018 update)
Entrance to Esser Place parking lot, then and now.  (8/24/2018)
Boardwalk access ramp to Tiedeman Pond.  (8/24/2018)
Woodside Heights Park, Tiedeman Pond.  (8/24/2018 update)
Longmeadow Drive and Stricker's Pond, then and now.  (8/24/2018)
Voss Parkway.  (8/24/2018 update)
Stricker's Pond.  (8/24/2018 update)
Stricker's Park.  (8/24/2018)
The dual dead ends of Middleton Street.  (8/24/2018)
Greenway Station is open for business.  (8/24/2018 update)
Views of Pheasant Branch Creek from Parmenter Street bridge.  (8/25/2018 update)
Park Street and Tiedeman Pond.  (8/26/2018 update)
Intersection of U.S. highway 14 and Deming Way.  (8/27/2018 update)

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