When I’m riding eastbound on the south bank of the Willamette River Path, heading towards the Knickerbocker Bridge, there’s a funny sign that sticks out of the river just past the railroad underpass. I use that sign as an informal way to track the height of the river. In the summer, you can see a lot of the pole below the yellow sign itself. Even when the river is running pretty high in the winter, you can usually make out at least the top of the sign. Well, we’ve been having rather a lot of rain this June. This Friday morning on the way to work, I rode under the railroad trestle and noticed something new: my little sign was totally underwater.
And then I noticed that the path was underwater, as well. Here’s how it looked around 9:30 on Friday morning: