The Ridgewood creek overflowed once.

by James K. Sayre

There was a small creek that flowed under a level bridge over Ridgewood Avenue, the main east-west street into the downtown area and to the train station, from Kenilworth Road, where we lived. Once in the late 1940s it overflowed its banks. I have no memory of this flooding of the small bridge actually stopping automobile traffic, so it must have been minor.

Recently I learned that this creek in Ridgewood, New Jersey is actually called the Hohokus Brook. And it still overflows irregularly. The most recent flooding was due to some heavy rainstorms which were the remenants of a hurricane that hit the east coast last year.



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