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Description of Pictures: Hurricane Sandy was largely a bust in the DC area. There was a bit of rain and some wind but that was it. Even Sligo Creek didn't look that high although the road by it had been closed off just in case.
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Wikipedia Description: Sligo Creek
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Sligo Creek is a free-flowing tributary of the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River. (The Anacostia, in turn, feeds into the Potomac River and eventually empties into the Atlantic Ocean via Chesapeake Bay.) The creek is approximately 8.3 statute miles (13.4 km) long, with a drainage area of about 11.6 mi˛ (38 km˛).
The creek rises in the Kemp Mill section of Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland, and joins with Northwest Branch near the City of Hyattsville in Prince George's County. The lower portion of the creek has been channelized. Elevations in the subwatershed range from 450 feet (137 meters) above sea level to 35 feet (10.6 metres) at the confluence with Northwest Branch; the average gradient for the course of the creek is 0.72%.
Contributing streams that flow into the creek include: Wheaton Branch, Comstock Branch, Takoma Park Branch, and Long Branch.
Sligo Creek is one of the most heavily urbanized subwatersheds in the Anacostia watershed, with a population density of 7,081 people per square mile. 75% of the watershed is in Montgomery County, 20% is in Prince George's County, and 5% is in the District of Columbia. Less than 15% of the subwatershed is undeveloped and only 10% is forested. Less than 0.01% is wetlands.
From its source to the confluence with the Northwest Branch, the creek crosses through the communities of Silver Spring, Wheaton, Takoma Park, Carole Highlands, Chillum and Hyattsville.
A hiker-biker trail runs along the creek from Wheaton to the confluence, where it connects with the Anacostia trail system. An automobile parkway runs along many parts of the creek in Montgomery County.
Sligo Creek was named after the crossroads named "Sligo" founded in the mid 19th century by Irish immigrant workers on the C&O Canal. Sligo crossroads was located at Colesville Road and the 7th Street Pike, currently the corner of Colesville Road and Georgia ...More...
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2012 photos: Equipment this year: My mainstays were the Fuji S100fs, Nikon D7000, and the new Fuji X-S1. I also used an underwater Fuji XP50 and a Nikon D600. The first three cameras all broke this year and had to be repaired.
Trips this year:
three Civil War Trust conferences (Shepherdstown, WV, Richmond, VA, and Williamsburg, VA),
a week-long family reunion cruise of the Caribbean,
another week-long family reunion in the Wisconsin Dells (with lots of in-transit time in Ohio and Indiana), and
my 7th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including side trips to Zion, Bryce, the Grand Canyon, etc).
Ego strokes: I had a picture of Miss DC, Ashley Boalch, published in the Washington Post. I had a photograph of the George Segal San Francisco Holocaust memorial used as the cover of Quebec Francais (issue 165). Not being able to read French, I'm not entirely sure what the article is about but, hey! And I guess what could be considered to be a positive thing, my site is now established enough that spammers have noticed it and I had to block 17,000 file description postings for Viagra and whatever else..
Number of photos taken this year: just below 410,000.
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