The Waters Will Rise

I took my normal walk down to the Willamette River at Sellwood Riverfront Park.
The river was the highest I had seen it. Two years ago, it was almost as high in April but this is January. Normally, there is a beach, then a four foot wall with benches and picnic tables on a flat area on top. There are strairways leading down to the beach.

Today, the water was lapping at the base of the benches. The stairways were completely submerged and flooding on the paths. There is a floating dock which was sticking straight out from shore. It is hard to see in the picture but the river is confused mess with eddies, currents, and debris visible on the surface.