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The Great Flood of 2009

The Great Flood of 2009

Posted on 5 Jun 2009 by James Willamor

Mallard Creek Brownway

photo: James Willamor; view this photo on Flickr

Heavy rains wreaked havoc on the Queen City this morning, turning Charlotte into the home of the US National Brownwater Center. Several streets were flooded, and the city’s greenways turned brown as the Mighty Mallard and Surging Sugar escaped their banks. Video and slideshow of the aftermath after the page break:

video: James Willamor; view this video on Vimeo

photos: James Willamor; view this slideshow on Flickr


  1. Rhi Bowman 5 Jun 2009 at 5:22 PM

    Good work, James. (Though, this is just one of the great floods of 2009 … there have been, and likely will be, more this year. WhaWhaWha.)

  2. GP 5 Jun 2009 at 8:11 PM

    The floodplains of Mallard Creek were going about their quiet and efficient work of storing all that water alongside the creek so homes and (most of) our streets stay dry. It’s a beautiful thing if you stop to think about it…