He said I should see the river in the spring, at flood stage.
On March 17, 1936 the waters reached flood stage of 25 feet.
While the new bridge does, in fact, remain above water at flood stage, its approaches do not.
The river rose to about two feet above flood stage, but it had not reached expected record levels.
It is now down to 10 feet above flood stage.
That level is 19.5 feet above the river's flood stage there.
During the second week of June, river levels rose to near flood stage before yet again beginning their slow recession.
One week ago, heavy rains had pushed the river far above flood stage.
It went higher than Hartford's flood stage, which is 16 feet above sea level, 135 years out of the last 158.
On August 14, it passed flood stage and continued to rise.