There’s no shortage of flooding stories in the region this week, all due to historic precipitation and flood-stage levels for the Delaware, Schuykill and many other waterways. Even the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center (pictured above) isn’t immune to a good soaking; to be fair, however, the Interpretive Center was designed with flooding in mind due to its close proximity to the Schuylkill. Below, an Eastern Garter Snake finds some high ground in the Interpretive Center. Check out the FWWIC’s Facebook page for more great photos.
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Join us at the March 7 Sixers vs. Celtics game and you'll also be supporting science programming at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center.
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