It’s official: spring is here.
That’s south Florida’s low water season,
But it’s high-water season “up north” on the continent!
Had it not been filmed I would say “yes.”
And even if no one saw (or filmed) it happening, there’s probably a hydrologic monitoring station downstream to prove it (assuming the gage didn’t get washed away in the flood)! My point is that if you didn’t see this happen for yourself with your own eyes, it would be hard to imagine the height and force of the freshet that caused it … even if you arrived just a few hours after the collapse.
The same applies to our water ways.
No matter how familiar we think we are with a nearby water body – even down at our favorite creek – when waters rise high and run strong, take a step back and use the precautionary principle.